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Breaking Up With Aristotle: Alternate Plot Structures

Breaking Up With Aristotle: Alternate Plot Structures

To Aristotle With Love: We’re Done   So many contemporary playwrights claim to have “broken up” with Aristotle.   As in, “Ari, we love you and all, but you’re so old school. We’re done.”   The energy of the “action plot,” where a protagonist has a goal...

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Story vs. Plot

Story vs. Plot

Where in the Story Does Your Plot Start?   A discussion about the difference between plot vs. story is anything but an academic question. Instead, like most talks about structure, how a plot is designed defines how the audience experiences the story. An early...

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Writing Active Dialogue

Writing Active Dialogue

Let's Get Some Action Going   Have you ever been reading a script when the action suddenly felt clunky, heavy-handed or, even worse, stopped mid-scene? Probably it was the result of poor dialogue. Like everything else on stage, dialogue must push the story...

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