Tony Caselli

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Playwrights celebrate anniversary by discussing their craft

After winning the Yale Drama Series playwriting award in 2010 for her play “blu,” Virginia Grise was struggling with making a career in the …

Drama

Story vs Plot

Aren't these just two ways to say the same thing? Does it really matter if you don't know the difference?<p>On a very basic level STORY is what happens …

6 Rules For Great Storytelling, From A Moth-Approved Master Of The Form

Moth storytelling champ Margot Leitman has been hired by Facebook and others to help them learn how to spin a yarn. These are her rules.<p>Some years ago, writes Margot Leitman in her new book, <i>Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need</i>, when she was an aspiring actress in New York, …

Writing

Pixar’s 10 Golden Rules of Storytelling

Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats has compiled a series of tweet sharing the narrative wisdom she’s received working for the animation studio over …

The Crafter's Notebook

You may recall my joy at getting a Traveler's Notebook. After a month or so of using it, I don't know how I managed before - it's changed the way I …

3 Reasons Storytelling Is the Key to Everything

I tell stories because they are the most powerful force in the universe to make a difference in the lives of real people. All great truths come to us through story. Story shapes us constantly, and whether people realize it or not, the story they believe in any given moment has monumental …

How to Write a First Chapter - What Everybody Ought to Know

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Shares 53<p>Want to hook readers so they can’t walk away from your book? Want to catch an agent’s attention and stand out from …

Editing as Punctuation: How 'Punctuation Marks' in Film Have Innovated Storytelling

<i>"The whole eloquence of cinema is achieved in the editing room."</i> - Orson Welles<p>Eloquence? How can editing be eloquent? Well, maybe Welles, like many …

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The Lifesaving Power of Storytelling

It is important to tell stories to the young, but it is even more important to make storytelling a lifelong habit, enriching your life and the lives …

50 Industry Insiders Share Their Filmmaking Secrets

I’m descending into the LondonSWF submissions rabbithole for another year, so I’m turning over the blog to you Bang2writers, headed up by the lovely …

16 of the Biggest Lessons These World-Class Filmmakers Learned from Working in Film

Life is full of lessons, and if you've chosen to spend yours making films, there are plenty of them to learn.<p>Luckily, in this Academy Originals video …

Filmmaking

Flexible Storytelling for a 140-Character World

Here are two mind-blowing stats that came out this year:<p>The average human attention span is now 8 seconds-shorter than that of a goldfish.<p>27 million …

An Animated Margaret Atwood Explains How Stories Change with Technology

From the <i>Future Of StoryTelling</i> video series comes an animation featuring Margaret Atwood meditating on how technology shapes the way we tell stories. …

Margaret Atwood – A State of Wonder: How Technology Shapes Story

The Career Mistake You Can Fix In A Minute

<i>By Elana Lyn Gross</i><p>We’ve all probably fallen into this trap: concerned with accomplishing all the tasks on our to-do lists, we forget to stop and look …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

Extremely Useful Notebook Organizing Hack

I was so thrilled when I ran across this notebook hack, allegedly from Japan, on Instagram. I fill up lots of notebooks and frequently use a single journal for work ideas, personal projects, and domestic planning (trips, meals, shopping, etc.). Finding things, across volumes, and within volumes (of …

Productivity