ISA/SUNDANCE LINK

by on Jan.24, 2016, under Motivation

Here is the LINK for those of you who were at the ISA breakfast at Sundance.

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2015 FILMS THAT MADE US FEEL THE STORY

by on Jan.13, 2016, under Featured, Motivation

What does a storyteller have to do to make us feel their story? Last year, there were so many films that made us really feel what the story was trying to say. The films that I felt the most were; The Revenant, Spotlight, Room, Steve Jobs and Inside Out. We feel story through the understanding […]

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SPLIT DESIRE CREATES COMPELLING STORY

by on Dec.09, 2015, under Motivation

Understanding the idea of split desire is a new story tool that suddenly surfaced for me in the work that I do with writers as a story/career consultant and writing instructor. With a well-written series trigger and dilemma, the pilot trigger adds a complication that creates a split desire. The complication isn’t the pilot pursuit; […]

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LINK FOR TV WRITERS SUMMIT – NOVEMBER 14, 2015

by on Nov.14, 2015, under Motivation

http://tinyurl.com/jgtvsummit

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BIBLE FORMULA FOR ISA LISTENERS

by on Nov.07, 2015, under Motivation, Personal tips

BIBLE FORMULA   The Title of your Pilot – Give a brief paragraph describing your pilot. Log line for your Series Log line for your pilot (summary of the A story) The Show – Describe your pilot in a page of detail. The Format – Describe what your show will be. Is it an action/adventure […]

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WHY STORIES LIKE “THE MARTIAN” WORK

by on Oct.20, 2015, under Featured, Motivation

The Martian is an extraordinary feel good film that really takes you into the idea that anything is possible if you focus on a desire, take action, don’t let the setbacks bring you down and always move forward and believe. It takes the idea of being positive to a whole new level. The Martian’s success […]

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STORY: MOMENTUM + MINDSET = ACHIEVEMENT

by on Sep.22, 2015, under Motivation

One of the most important ingredients of a successful story is momentum. When you mix momentum with mindset, you root for the achievement of the goal. Many TV shows and films make the mistake of not having enough momentum and not having enough character development. Understanding the use of these two things will help you […]

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STORY TRANSFORMATION: CREATING CHANGE

by on Aug.25, 2015, under Featured, Motivation, Spiritual

I seek to provide transformation to others and to experience it personally on a daily basis. As a story consultant, my mission is to help transform the message of the storyteller into one that resonates with their audience on a deeper level, uplifts, creates change, and to leads the storyteller to a sale. How do […]

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