Wednesday, March 2, 2011

We're coming back quickly...

I haven't theorized in months on here. I really miss it. It's unfortunate that I'm so dry (code words added) and technical and some people would burn all of their money before using my theories, but I know my narrative structure is without match.


If only I still didn't love SW Development too much... But then six figures sitting in a chair is close so I can take my time and find the person who wants to print my shit - I mean it's all shit right...?

Anyway, I need to expound upon my Story theory but I've been real busy with scripts and work and trying to start a business so I guess the three people who read this blog can forgive me a bit.

But then I have a story right now that I think would sell from the title and log line so there's that.

More to come...I hope...

5 comments:

CoreyTess.com said...

Hi, I have you on my "blogs i read and i follow you" would appreciate your returning the favor.. check my blog out at http://style-magnet.blogspot.com/

jeellis said...
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jeellis said...

Okay. I'm not very good at this "online presence" thing (it took me 20 minutes to figure out how to post a comment). But I want to tell you, to encourage you, that your "Flexible Structure" is a great story model. Since coming across it almost 2 years ago, it has become the baseline for all my screenwriting. I've read all the "majors" in the field, from Field to McKee to Vogler and have absorbed them. Your Flexible Structure takes all that and make it better. Four Acts is key. Flexible lengths is crucial. The Story Points are pared down to the fundamentals, making them universal and enduring. I've used this structure on everything from a sitcom pilot which got produced and is making the rounds, to an award-winning PSA, to a kids' science show bible, to a recently-optioned sci-fi action drama. Kudos to you for the work and innovation you put in to create the "Wheel." I apologize for not telling you sooner -- as I said, I'm not very "social media" oriented. I spend about an hour a week (or less) on some of the requisite sites (FB, LinkedIn, our own ArmadaTV) and every second is like pulling teeth. But I think you have done a service to the screenwriting community, one that I appreciate, if no one else does.
Feel free to contact me directly (my preferred method) through our website, www.armadatv.ning.com.
And thanks again for the "Wheel."
John Ellis

jeellis said...

See what I mean? That deleted comment was a follow-up I did to the first one, before realizing the first one didn't publish. So I hope the long one shows up. Let me know if you do get it; I so don't know what I'm doing.

Christian H. said...

Jeellis, thanks for the encouragement. Glad I could help someone else.