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The Craft with Max Timm

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Here's the perfect way to summarize the mid-point of any story. "Shit just got real". And really, I could just stop the episode there because if you break down the meaning of "shit just got real" and apply it to the moment in your story where it does,...
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I'm taking a little break from the regular sequence to sequence episode structure here - it helps to keep things fresh and a little different, and to offer some insights on other aspects of the writing process beyond just the structural make-up. So I'll be releasing...
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So you're rumbling along on a road trip with your girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, whatever. Let's just set that stage for a second. You've been on the road for a few hours. The high and excitement of hitting the open road has kind of dwindled, though there is still...
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Proving the promise of your premise - fun and games - trials and tests: Imagine that I'm planning a trip. I'm headed to a place like London, or Paris, or Edinburgh (all places that I would love to visit, by the way). I select the dates, I pack accordingly, I have a...
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Today's topic - sequence three - is a big one. It marks the end of your first act, propels the reader on the journey and gets the main character prepped for the 2nd Act...and most importantly introduces the secondary character, or as I sometimes refer to as the Dynamic...
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Sequence 2, the Set-Up Event. The Set-Up is kind of like the first impression on a date. It all hinges on how you present yourself right out of the gates. If I were to start babbling on about witchcraft and black magic on a first date, I would assume the girl would...
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Hello! Max Timm here, from the ISA. Most of you know me from the Curious About Screenwriting podcasts that I host for the International Screenwriters' Association. As you can tell from the name of this little podcast series, I am launching my first solo podcast mission....
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