Monday, September 09, 2013

Plotting a Great Story


\
They say every great story follows the same plot line. When I see a new movie there's something inside me that makes me compare it to the basic Star Wars Synopsis. I've seen this done with The Wizard of Oz, Back to the Future and other really popular movies. 
Too bad I don't consider this when writing my own books. I always see it after the fact. Then I'm too tired of the story (writing and rewriting, editing and reediting) that I just move on. Usually I have more than one book going at a time and that's my worst habit. 
Today I painted rocks all day. Tomorrow I shall write! 
(I do have that vampire to torture. It's time for her call to adventure. )

3 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow. that's pretty fascinating.

artofalmost said...

The Star Wars model is actually called The Hero's Journey. It was originally conceived by Joseph Campbell and, yes, it has become the backbone of most popular storytelling. We studied it in a creative writing class last year. I recommend Googling it if you're interested in using it in your own work :-)

artofalmost said...

Star Wars model is actually Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey. Famous storytelling model used in a lot of popular books and films. You should Google it if you're interested in incorporating it into your own writing :-)