Query Letters

How should you compose your query letter when submitting a manuscript? Cheryl and author Katy Beebe discuss the do’s and dont’s. By the way… Thanks for listening. Sorry we’ve been away! We hope to be more consistent in the fall but could use your help. Our PayPal donation email is narrativebreakdown@gmail.com Any amounts are appreciated […]

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Beginnings and Inciting Events part 1

Cheryl and James talk about inciting events as well as how good storytelling is more like a striptease and less like a visit to a nude beach. Direct Download Link Or listen right here: Subscribe in iTunes

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Character Contrast (Foils)

Cheryl and James look at how Character Contrast and the use of Foils can help you better define your characters and make them more compelling. Some questions we address: How likable do your characters have to be for us to care about them? What are some different types of foils?  What uses of character contrast […]

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Ticking Clocks

While breaking down all ten 2011 Best Picture nominees, Cheryl and James discuss the Ticking Clock,  a narrative device that can be very effective at building tension and suspense. We look at:  Which nominated films employed the Ticking Clock?  Which ones did not?   And of the ones that did not, how did they create […]

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