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Game of Thrones – Evoking Emotion In Storytelling

Evoking emotion in a story is not an easy thing to achieve. To be done successfully, it requires knowledge of many basics of storytelling: constructing a scene, transitioning of narrative values, and often how to use people’s knowledge of stories against them. These are things that writers never stop learning and trying to improve upon. …

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Kurt Vonnegut On The Shapes Of Stories

An old favourite of mine. A short video of the always-witty Kurt Vonnegut speaking about the simple shapes of stories. If you don’t laugh at least once at his deadpan delivery, you probably have no soul. © 2015, Gavin Zanker. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Photo by R licensed under Creative …

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George Saunders: On Story

Award-winning writer George Saunders talks about what makes a good story in this short film. In it he uses an interesting example to show how paying attention to your sentences can create stories and turn bad writing in to something with real depth. Link below. http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/419391/george-saunders-on-story/ © 2015, Gavin Zanker. Licensed under a Creative Commons …

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