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Personal Story Notes

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Personal Story Notes MCA 276

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Notes from class on February 25, 2016
Story Idea Development
Prof LaRosa
Class Notes
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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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