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Steve Ransom

The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar - 4 views

  • You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.
  • You gotta keep in mind what's interesting to you as an audience, not what's fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different.
  • Putting it on paper lets you start fixing it. If it stays in your head, a perfect idea, you'll never share it with anyone.
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  • Simplify. Focus. Combine
  • Why must you tell THIS story? What's the belief burning within you that your story feeds off of? That's the heart of it.
  • No work is ever wasted. If it's not working, let go and move on - it'll come back around to be useful later.
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    highlights are relevant to writing in general, and even blogging
Elizabeth Resnick

How to Bring Screenwriting into the Classroom | Edutopia - 4 views

  • Younger grades could create scripts for implied scenes in stories they read or films they watched together.
  • Other subject areas could benefit from encouraging students to think about what they can show on a screen to demonstrate understanding: from a documentary on rain in environmental science to historical interpretations of events, students can show their learning (reading screenplays is a nice break from reading essays, too).
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    scroll down for ways to use screenwriting to other grades and other subjects.
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