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Author Rabiger, Michael.

Title Developing story ideas / Michael Rabiger
Published Boston : Focal Press, [2000]


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 MELB  808.23 R1162/D  AVAILABLE
 MELB  808.23 R1162/D  AVAILABLE
 MELB  808.23 R1162/D  AVAILABLE
 MELB  808.23 R1162/D  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for Developing story ideas / Michael Rabiger. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Introduction -- Part I: Overview -- This Book and Its Goals -- About the Creative Process -- Part II: Observation, Improvisation, and Self Examination Projects -- Introductions and Playing 'Instant Story' -- Autobiography and Influences -- Observing from Life -- Artistic Identity -- Part III: Creative Writing Assignments -- A Tale from Childhood -- Family Story -- A Myth, Legend, or Folktale Retold -- Dream Story -- Adapting a Short Story -- News Story -- A Documentary Subject -- Thirty Minute Original Fiction -- Feature Film -- Part IV: The Emerging Writer -- Revisiting Your Artistic Identity -- Part V: Expanding Your Work Into Its Final Form -- Story-Editing Your Outline -- Dramatic Conventions -- Expanding Your Outline -- Part VI: Mainly Teachers -- For Class Leaders -- Appendix -- Index -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Motion picture authorship
Summary Developing Story Ideas offers students and other young artists a spectrum of resources and a structure of writing practice so that anyone can quickly and reliably generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms. It first shows you how to observe life around you -- its characters, locations, objects, situations, acts, and themes -- and use these observations as the basis for story-telling. Exercises and projects help you draw an artistic self-profile to summarize what you most need to investigate in your creative work. Developing Story Ideas imparts the principles of dramatic analysis. Each project assignment is illustrated by examples from young writers, along with in-depth discussions. Dramatic language, principles, and critical method emerge in their working context. This book is unique because it not only demystifies the artistic process, but also shows you how you can form a picture of your own artistic identity. By analyzing your resonances, by identifying the themes in the work you produce, you will see your own underlying quest in life emerge. This quest and the preoccupations that come with it are the source of your writing "voice," your authenticity as an artist, and your energy to create. The last chapters contain hints for expanding an outline into a full-length literary piece, screenplay, or stage play. Teacher's notes are provided for anyone wanting to use this book in a classroom or self-help writers' group. - Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Playwriting.
Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)
Motion picture authorship.
LC no. 99055120
ISBN 0240803981 paperback alkaline paper