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The mad science laboratory
of a screenwriter & consultant



Monday

"How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day"


Don't worry – it's not as hacky as it sounds. It's good, solid "tried this and it works" advice from published author Rachel Aaron.

http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.ca/2011/06/how-i-went-from-writing-2000-words-day.html

I think everyone should take a few minutes to read this.



Friday

Memento – Structure Visualisations





From the world of clever narrative timeline visualisations – check out this article on some clever visualisations of Memento:



And as they mention there are some cool diagrams on the Wikipedia page too –




I really like the ones that employ the U-turn structure, so the B&W flashbacks (which go forward chronologically) zip together with the main colour narrative, which is chronologically reversed:



Look very closely at this last one. Very clever indeed. Anyone reminded of how DNA folds?

I might see about inverting the colours and printing it out for a more detailed look.