Personal Story Notes
Personal Story Notes MCA 276
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Rk18370p on Thursday February 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MCA 276 at Pace University taught by Prof LaRosa in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 42 views. For similar materials see Story Idea Development in Communication at Pace University.
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Date Created: 02/25/16
Personal Story Reality as scripted content o How to turn an event into a real story 1. Character a. Name b. Age 2. Spectacle a. See something amazing b. You don’t see it everyday 3. Stakes a. If they don’t reach their goal, what happens? b. Action taken to achieve goal 4. Structure a. Beginning b. Middle c. End Value of writing ideas and work shopping them Harder to write personally or focus on facts or fiction? o Personal event and put a twist 12 year old girl wants to apply to every prestigious school in the area. She is smart and successful Twist is that one of the schools is an all-boys school Review process o Character o Stakes o Twists/turns o Impact Log Lines o One sentence summarizing the script Internal Action o Confidence o Ending a bad relationship External Action o Pushing a car off a cliff Themes o Man against nature o Justice o Coming of age o Hero stories o Being lost and finding friends o Dysfunctional family No paralysis through analysis o Don’t worry about judging yourself or other people Write short and powerfully Chapter 11 & 12 in Michael Rabiger’s “Developing Story Ideas” o These chapters have good examples
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