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PUBLIC MARKS from jlesage with tag screenwriting

30 November 2006

Miradas--in Spanish

extensive critical discussion of Latin American film and TV; Cuban site

26 November 2006

22 November 2006

Please help me find movies that end with the main character dying. | Ask MetaFilter

It's a query that garnered 135 comments and added film titles within ten days. It lets me think MetaFilter might be fun for students, to craft media-related questions that would get lots of responses, simple queries like this one.

19 November 2006

Poynter Online - Writing Tools

50 writing tools, a quick list; we can all benefit from these

15 November 2006

Film Experience Blog: The Vampire Blog-a-Thon

Oct. 31, 06; over fifty film bloggers contributed to the Vampire blogathon

Senses of Cinema

one of the best online film journals; exhaustive and regularly updated links page

13 November 2006

12 November 2006 - Drawing lessons

another how-to site for a skill useful for film and videomakers' storyboard making

11 November 2006


tranquil animation with zen spirit; again, worth exploring narratives with a whole different time sense and way of making a point

Zen Koans -

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zen koans help writers rethink narrative in another tradition of storytelling

Zensufi Park

Zen/sufi stories help those with writer's block or pinned down to traditional narrative arcs

02 November 2006

The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation which might occur in a story or performance"; tips for screenwriters looking for ideas

Tameri Guide for Writers: Plot and Story

one page of a larger, useful site for writers; this page covers what a screenwriter thinks about to construct a spine, here called plot, or basic story idea; it is the central task for the writer

23 October 2006

Self Publishing Blog: 101 Resources for Self Published Writers

tips for creative folks looking for story ideas, fiction or non fiction; links to many sites that stimulate writing

16 October 2006

Guardian Unlimited | Science | DNA discovery may crack old murder cases

news article that gives new plot device to use in crime tv scripts or detective films; new way to interpret old or poor quality DNA samles

11 October 2006

SOS: Searching Out Stories - Story-Lovers

exhaustive list of stories, news articles that suggest stories; my favorite: "ANIMALS, BIRDS, AMPHIBIANS, FISH and INSECTS – stories, folklore and facts"

Types of Stories for the Telling

useful for writers and teachers; screenwriters will find a lot of basic story types to exploit

10 October 2006

06 October 2006

The Hero's Three-Part Journey

different versions of this mythological structure, often used by screenwriters; somewhat male-oriented

INFlow's Sceenplay Repository

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many good screenplays, organized mostly by director


many links for screenwriters, not well organized

02 October 2006

BBC - Writersroom - Scriptsmart

free screenwriting formatting tool to use with Microsoft Word; I have not tried it and do not know how well it works.