Archive for October 3rd, 2013

October 3, 2013

Structuring Your Script with the Dan Harmon Story Circle

tumblr_me6eh0wcMR1rwq0obo1_500The Dan Harmon Story Circle may be the best thing since the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet. If you’re not familiar with Mr. Harmon’s work, he’s the creator of the innovative comedy seriesĀ Community and was the head writer on The Sarah Silverman Program.

Harmon has a theory of story that he built off of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey. The basic idea is quite simple:

Storytelling comes naturally to humans, but since we live in an unnatural world, we sometimes need a little help doing what we’d naturally do.

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October 3, 2013

Quote of the Day: Steve Almond

All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction.