Narrative Theory

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July 23, 2014 9:23 am
Cartoon: The Prince George Effect
Jeffrey Hill, englishblog.com
BACKGROUNDIt’s Prince George’s first birthday, today and since his first public appearance aged one day, royal baby watchers have been rushing to buy up whatever babywear brand he happens to be wearing — the so-called “Prince George…

Cartoon: The Prince George Effect
Jeffrey Hill, englishblog.com

BACKGROUND
It’s Prince George’s first birthday, today and since his first public appearance aged one day, royal baby watchers have been rushing to buy up whatever babywear brand he happens to be wearing — the so-called “Prince George…

July 21, 2014 9:21 am
How To Create Your Screenplay Plot In Five Steps
Jurgen Wolff, raindance.org
Jurgen Wolff’s “Screenwriting Coach” workshops start on Monday, Oct. 28. In the run-up to that, we’ve invited him to share some of his insights and tips. This is the fourth instalment.It’s getting started that’s the most daunting. Here are five st…

How To Create Your Screenplay Plot In Five Steps
Jurgen Wolff, raindance.org

Jurgen Wolff’s “Screenwriting Coach” workshops start on Monday, Oct. 28. In the run-up to that, we’ve invited him to share some of his insights and tips. This is the fourth instalment.It’s getting started that’s the most daunting. Here are five st…

July 20, 2014 5:56 am
The Surprising Technology Used By Famous Authors

Katie Lepi, edudemic.com

When I was in college, I may have voiced some annoyance at writing a particularly long assignment (likely my thesis, but I can’t remember for certain). My advisor literally laughed in my face, turned around and grabbed a thick volume from the…

July 19, 2014 8:34 pm
'The Purge' Studio Hit With Idea Theft Lawsuit
Eriq Gardner , hollywoodreporter.com
Douglas Jordan-Benel alleges he submitted his “Settler’s Day” screenplay to United Talent Agency, which represents the credited writer of “The Purge.”The premise of 2013’s The Purge — a box-office smas …

'The Purge' Studio Hit With Idea Theft Lawsuit
Eriq Gardner , hollywoodreporter.com

Douglas Jordan-Benel alleges he submitted his “Settler’s Day” screenplay to United Talent Agency, which represents the credited writer of “The Purge.”

The premise of 2013’s The Purge — a box-office smas …

July 10, 2014 12:36 am
BBC Works Around the Gender Problem of Reboots By Turning Some Male Characters Female

Inkoo Kang, indiewire.com

Here’s the gender (and race and queerness) problem with our current reboot culture: The products of yore that Hollywood is currently refashioning into new but familiar entertainment commodities are largely from decades past, when writers, director…

July 6, 2014 12:08 am
The Narrative of Football

Ball Street, huffingtonpost.co.uk

The sport of football appeals to man in myriad ways. To begin with, it bubbles as one continuous mass for ninety minutes: it is the tempered fluid of the heated stove-water, no break, no respite, only dynamic shifts in movement and…

12:00 am
10 Plot Holes From WWE History You Probably Missed
Daniel Van Boom, whatculture.com
WWE.comThe WWE sure is a crazy place.Fans who are in-tune with the backstage goings on will know that the frenzied nature of the on-screen product is only rivaled in chaos by what goes on behind the curtain. Plus, professional wrestling, much like…

10 Plot Holes From WWE History You Probably Missed
Daniel Van Boom, whatculture.com

WWE.comThe WWE sure is a crazy place.Fans who are in-tune with the backstage goings on will know that the frenzied nature of the on-screen product is only rivaled in chaos by what goes on behind the curtain. Plus, professional wrestling, much like…

July 4, 2014 8:00 pm
Story Telling: The Art of the Viral Video.
Hannah Watson, outlook.co.uk
Brands now expect to be able to engage and connect with consumers in a more social way than ever. What were once the tra­ditional brands: reliable and consistent are now becoming the maveric …

Story Telling: The Art of the Viral Video.
Hannah Watson, outlook.co.uk

Brands now expect to be able to engage and connect with consumers in a more social way than ever. What were once the tra­ditional brands: reliable and consistent are now becoming the maveric …

8:00 pm
Why Americans, like Europeans, should be able to scrub their online search results
Manoush Zomorodi, qz.com
Based on the uproar from American internet and legal experts, I had assumed a privacy ruling by the European Union Court of Justice in May was an assault on free speech and our right to information. I also assumed it would mostly be sex…

Why Americans, like Europeans, should be able to scrub their online search results
Manoush Zomorodi, qz.com

Based on the uproar from American internet and legal experts, I had assumed a privacy ruling by the European Union Court of Justice in May was an assault on free speech and our right to information. I also assumed it would mostly be sex…

8:00 pm
Silkworm 1: Kathryn Kent’s Plot/Narrative Distinction
John, hogwartsprofessor.com
Spoiler alert: Don’t read this if you haven’t read The Silkworm and want to read it without having key points revealed to you before hand.In chapter 10 of The Silkworm, Robin and Cormoran are in his office reading the weBlog of the…

Silkworm 1: Kathryn Kent’s Plot/Narrative Distinction
John, hogwartsprofessor.com

Spoiler alert: Don’t read this if you haven’t read The Silkworm and want to read it without having key points revealed to you before hand.In chapter 10 of The Silkworm, Robin and Cormoran are in his office reading the weBlog of the…