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Classical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting by Brian Price

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Twenty-SevenBeat Sheets

Putting It All Together (Part 2)

“It remains to fill in the episodes [and] we must see that they are relevant to the action.”

(Poetics, Part XVII)

Wow. Now that you’ve made your initial choices about your Stepping Stone scenes, you’ve accomplished something tremendous, you’ve created the overall shape of your story.

Great job!

But don’t be getting too cocky just yet, there’s still a ways to go.

Once again, remember Aristotle’s dictate for how to create your screenplay.

“First sketch its general outline, then fill in the episodes and amplify in detail.”

(Poetics, Part XVII)

And that’s the exact process we’ve been undertaking.

We sketched the general shape with our Anchor Points and then refined it with our ...

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