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    Moderator Note Class PDF

    Thanks for your help during class and pdf, Mona!
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    Moderator Note Class PDF

    Also sending thanks, Ines! I took this class wanting to see what a TV writer could teach me about plotting, and I certainly got what I came for. Being able to watch one TV pilot made the research part of the class quick, easy and fun. I chose Scandal. The examples of plot points were now alive...
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    Lecture Silver Linings and Resolutions

    I'm still thinking up the scene of triumph, but here are some ideas related to the exercise: Silver Linings for Dari: Through her relationship/developing friendship with Pat, Dari has gotten the chance to see that Dari can believe in herself, and her dreams. She has also come around to seeing...
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    Lecture The Plan and its Obstacles

    Thanks for your notes, Ines! The way you've used examples from the Scandal pilot has helped to make the plotting steps clearer to me. When I started this class, my plan was to work on my plotting skills to write a novel. Class has instead led me to idea for a buddy-comedy screenplay. I already...
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    Lecture Regroup and Confrontation

    Hi Ines, thanks for your message. I thought I was possibly posting to the wrong area of this site, and also missing other participants' responses. If I'm not missing anything, no problem.
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    Lecture Regroup and Confrontation

    Thanks, Mona!
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    Lecture Regroup and Confrontation

    Am I missing something? No one in this class is posting anything. I'm wondering if I've been posting in the wrong place on this site? I'm still doing the assignments, but since no one else is posting and there's no feedback on submissions, I've stopped posting here myself. .
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    Lecture The Plan and its Obstacles

    For my buddy comedy, main character, Dari and supporting character, Pat. Dari: her want is to make it to celebrity status as a stand-up comedian. Obstacles: 1) randomly meeting up with her former probation officer, Pat, and being reminded of her personal problems with partying and being...
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    Lecture Wants and Needs

    Dari: want: to be a famous stand-up comedian Need: to trust people Pat: want: to prove to herself that she can do stand-up comedy. Need: to give up on perfectionism, accept her mistakes, and get her life back together
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    Lecture Setup, Confrontation & Resolution

    Thanks so much, Lisbeth! I appreciate the encouragement.
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    Lecture The Set Up

    Thanks Ines. The example of your own romance story helped me to come up with my plot. Having also watched the Scandal pilot, I'm appreciating your use of the show to go in-depth about structure, as this makes your points crystal clear. The set-up for my story (I'm now thinking of it as a...
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    Lecture Setup, Confrontation & Resolution

    I really like this idea, Kimberly. Stockholm setting and two very interesting characters knocking heads over a church are great way to update the love and property obsessions of Pride and Prejudice, I imagine the church being very ornate.
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    Lecture Setup, Confrontation & Resolution

    My idea is a twist on a buddy comedy between two women wanna-be stand-up comedians in Los Angeles. The two main characters are Dari, a Cambodian-American woman, who does stand-up jokes about her past crimes and arrests for working in erotic massage and writing bad checks. Pat is a woman of...
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    Lecture Setup, Confrontation & Resolution

    “Only in Scandal can a dead woman being called a whore be considered a step forward in the plot!” HILARIOUS note, Ines, and a plot point that knocked me out too. Thanks for my intro to Scandal. A riveting wild ride, and Olivia Pope/Kerry Washington phenomenal. I hadn’t realized how far action...
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    Lecture Welcome to Serialized

    Hi Everyone, Innes, I enjoyed your intro and am intrigued by your experience as a TV writer and romance novelist. I signed up for this course because two novelists I love, Sarah Dunn and Sue Grafton, wrote for TV before writing novels (Dunn created and still writes American Housewife). My...
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    Goals Leslie - Goals

    I really appreciate and enjoyed hearing about how you're doing/revising your goals, Leslie! Very helpful. I posted my update, but not sure it showed up on this thread where I thought it would. I'll check on that.
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    Discussion Spring Goals Report

    I'm feeling lucky to be feeling well and able to post this goals report for February/March. Do your goals still feel relevant?: Yes, I believe my goals are still helping me maintain a writing/thinking practice, which is my highest goal currently. Do you need to make any updates or...
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    Discussion Goals Report for January 2020

    Thanks so much Leslie!
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    Discussion Goals Report for January 2020

    Do your goals still feel relevant? Do you need to make any updates or revisions? Did you pause/resume any goals last month? Did you complete any goals this past month? If so, did you celebrate? How? Tell us! Overall: Thanks to Leslie Dow's Goals seminar in 2019, I came up with modest writing...
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    Discussion Jane--2020 Goals

    Theme One: Teach myself to write fiction consistently 1) Write, create characters or edit 30 minutes a day, any given 5 days a week 2) Write down 10 ideas per day, any given 5 days a week 3) Post progress on Savvy Authors 2020 Goals Accountability Group 4) Develop craft skills with 1-2 classes...