Inciting Events Part 2

James and guest writer and filmmaker Jack Tomas continue with our discussion of Inciting Events, including lots of examples from novels, films and TV shows as well as several references to the Hero’s Journey and Joseph Campbell.

While James teases the Inciting Events section of his upcoming iPhone / iPad app – a creative writing tool called The Storyometer – Jack leaves behind no doubt that he’s a Star Wars and comic books uber fan.

Other works discussed include Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Spiderman, Superman, Batman, the Dark Knight trilogy, Ruby Sparks, Tootsie, The Producers, The Matrix, Three’s Company, Six Feet Under, Bosom Buddies, and more.

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In The Narrative Breakdown, Cheryl Klein and James Monohan discuss storytelling tips and techniques of interest to any writer, MFA student, or fan of quality creative writing, screenwriting, playwriting, fan fiction, English literature, etc. Each episode, Cheryl and James draw upon their respective experiences in publishing and filmmaking to analyze popular novels, movies, plays, television shows, short stories, and song lyrics. Featuring various co-hosts and writers, as well as material from Cheryl Klein’s book SECOND SIGHT.


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