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.
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.
Moonlight. It’s a masterpiece of poetic filmmaking.
Let’s find out why.
Let’s explore the books and the lessons I have found to be crucial in my self-education as a fiction writer.
What makes John Steinbeck a literary genius? Is it in the type of stories he wrote? Can the answers be found in his books? Is it in The Pearl, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, or Of Mice and Men? Is it in his style? Or is it in all things John Steinbeck? Let’s find out.
Let’s find out how great and artful South African storytelling can be.