Plotcasters Episode 4 Key Scenes

September 7, 2017

Continuing the Sticky Note Plot series, David explains the purpose and use of Key Scenes and how they work in storu generation and character development. List of Key Scenes in each Act:

  • Act 1: World As It Is; Inciting Event; Challenge Accepted
  • Act 2B: Journey Begins; The Hero’s Montage (several scenes); False Victory
  • The Turn
  • Act 2B: The Villain's Montage (several scenes); False Defeat
  • Act 3: Night of Living Hell; Challenge Completed; World As It Will Be

Plotcasters is hosted by David Macinnis Gill, author of Uncanny, Soul Enchilada, and the Black Hole Sun series, all from HarperCollins. His website is www.davidmacinnisgill.com

Music:

  • One Minute Surf Boogie by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license.
  • Blow-up Santa by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license.
  • Foolish Game by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license.
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Plotcasters Episode 3 Sticky Note Plotting B

August 30, 2017

Episode 3: Sticky Note Plotting Process (Part B)

The Sticky Note Plot is a craft process for creating a story structure with character, setting, and action. In this podcast, David explains the importance of:

  • Vivid settings
  • Having a strong antagonist
  • Identifying key scenes

Plotcasters is hosted by David Maciinnis Gill, author of Soul Enchilada, the Black Hole Sun series, and Uncanny, all from HarperCollins. His website is www.davidmacinnisgill.com

Music:

  • One Minute Surf Boogie by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. 
  • Blow-up Santa by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license.
  • Foolish Game by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license.
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Plotcasters Episode 2: Sticky Note Plotting Part A

August 30, 2017

Episode 2: Sticky Note Plotting Process (Part A)

The Sticky Note Plot is a craft process for creating a story structure with character, setting, and action. In this podcast, David Macinnis Gill describes:

  • Sticky Note Plot overview
  • Preparing for the process
  • Generating the sticky note plot

Plotcasters is hosted by David Maciinnis Gill, author of Soul Enchilada, the Black Hole Sun series, and Uncanny, all from HarperCollins. His website is www.davidmacinnisgill.com

Music:

  • One Minute Surf Boogie by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. 
  • Blow-up Santa by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license.
  • Foolish Game by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license.
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Plotcasters Episode 1 Story Structure–Three Acts and a Turn

August 28, 2017

This is a story about failure...

Join author David Macinnis Gill for his take on the 3-Act structure: Act 1, Act 2A, the Turn, Act 2B, and Act 3.

Plotcasters is hosted by David Maciinnis Gill, author of Soul Enchilada, the Black Hole Sun series, and Uncanny, all from HarperCollins. His website is www.davidmacinnisgill.com

Music:

  • One Minute Surf Boogie by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. 
  • Blow-up Santa by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license.
  • Foolish Game by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license.
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