Does a Three Act Structure, or it’s expanded yet still conventional Five Act counterpart, rob us of depth but still satisfy our need to be told stories? What about another, deeper Five Act Structure, one based on Fractal Theory Storytelling?
As a companion piece to my previous post, Lessons from the Screenplay goes through what happens when the arguments over what Story Structure is, are closely examined. And perhaps, as a satisfying close, how a story’s content rules over all.
This talk by John Truby focuses on Screenwriting, but the truths unearthed here are for Writing as a whole.
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A speech for the ages from a Black woman who has broken every boundary that powerful and bad men have forced onto her.
An inspiring and riveting speech for all writers of stories true and bold.
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Caught between the war-torn South Africa and building a new life with his wife, Micah Pietersen struggles with the reality of being a stateless exile. The war for water has ruined his once-great home. His adopted home of Chile, the birthplace of his wife, Sofia, teeters on the edge of its own civil war.
The young couple works together, hoping to save the lives of the refugees fleeing the African state. Until the tragic conflict drags over the border and rips Micah away from Sofia, now lost in her nightmare across the ocean. The Casualties of Wrath tells the story of a man trapped in the chaos of war, and how far he needs to go to save his love in the desperate race against death.
As a collection of short stories, the Dreams of a New Land tells the tales of a multi-racial and multi-cultural South Africa, a land plagued with a dark and violent history. However, it also shows an African people searching for a new narrative beyond that of a post-Apartheid country – one to guide them through the trials of crime and corruption plaguing the once Rainbow Nation.
I attended the Decolonising South African Editing event at Wits University. And as always with public debates in South Africa, things go wild.