Hero Goal Sequences® – 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take
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Hear Eric Edson Speak About Story Structure
Eric Edson’s
The Story Solution
THE STORY SOLUTION offers a completely new approach to building powerful screen stories that will keep producers, agents and audiences glued to their chairs. Accomplished screenwriter and university professor Eric Edson reveals the 23 actions used in every successful movie to create dynamic, three dimensional heroes while linking together all parts of a captivating screenplay from first page to last. Here are the tools necessary for any writer to construct a forceful emotional ride in his or her storytelling. Clear and fun to read, THE STORY SOLUTION brings to light an innovative way to insure effective plotlines for both screenplays and novels.

About The Author

Eric Edson has written seventeen feature screenplays on assignment for such companies as Sony, Warner Brothers, Disney, 20th Fox, ABC Motion Pictures, Lifetime, Showtime, NBC, ABC and TNT. He is Professor of Screenwriting and Director of the Graduate Program in Screenwriting at California State University, Northridge.

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On Overcoming Writer's Block

To tell the truth, when I am already deep in the middle of a project “Writer’s Block” isn’t a tripwire for me. Getting my inner writer to shut the hell up is more my personal challenge at that stage.

But I do have a super tough time at the very, very beginning of every new original screenplay when I’m in that “so okay, big mouth, what you gonna write next?” mode. Horror of horrors. This one can keep me sleepless and suffering for months.

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Why It’s Great To Be A Storyteller

Let’s just say it ain’t for the faint of heart.

Storytellers work exhausting days, ever searching for that gem of an idea or character or plot. Never settling for the almost-right word. Spitballing, outlining, writing, rewriting, rewriting…and then for the filmic storytellers among us, it’s on to shooting. Cutting. Shooting again. Novelists and screen storytellers alike are eternally either creating stories or thinking about creating stories.

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How We Feel A Story

Writers create fiction so they can touch peoples’ hearts.

Okay, blurting it out this way does sound a bit cornball. But compressed to its essence, human truth often comes out sounding sentimental. Doesn’t mean it isn’t true. We don’t write just to preach high-toned themes about saving the planet or how we should all treat each other with a good deal more kindness.

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