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Old 10-14-2018, 06:55 AM   #1
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A memorable story - what is needed?

Because I have a writer’s block by the horror film idea, I reactive an old project. You know! The X-files-like series idea. I have some ideas for it. And the main story is character driven. So, now my problem is I have no awesome idea for a first episode. (No pilot episode!) I don’t wanna steal the idea of X-files’ pilot episode. So, what’s making a good first episode to a memorable episode?
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Old 10-14-2018, 07:25 AM   #2
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Why don't you just copy paste every post you do?
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:06 AM   #3
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So, now my problem is I have no awesome idea for a first episode. (No pilot episode!)
Don't look to others to give you ideas. If you don't have an awesome
idea for a first episode do not write.

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So, what’s making a good first episode to a memorable episode?
What made the first episode of X Files memorable to you?
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:36 AM   #4
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You have no writer's block. You afraid to try and fail.
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Old 10-14-2018, 01:06 PM   #5
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You have no writer's block. You afraid to try and fail.
He needs to watch Suburbia. (the 1996 one) This movie changed my views..
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Old 10-14-2018, 03:12 PM   #6
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"A memorable story - what is needed?"

Pen and paper
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:08 PM   #7
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Hi guys I want to write a good story but I don't know any good stories so I can't write down any good stories. Can someone tell me a good story so I can write it down and say i made it up?
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:47 PM   #8
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A memorable story - what is needed?
1. A great (hopefully unique) idea
2. Relatable characters


Once you have those you need to utilize your passion and be incredibly disciplined to complete your vision. You need to maintain a clear-eyed objectivity. You need to recognize, accept and utilize constructive criticism. You must be able to kill your babies.

After reading your numerous repetitive posts it appears to me that you have no passion, no discipline and little familiarity with your subject matter. You randomly bounce from idea to idea and look for affirmation about amorphous concepts you yourself cannot clearly articulate.

So, here's what you need to do - Write what you know.

If I were a writer (I'm not, although I've tried…) my first story/script would be a dramedy about a bar band, or perhaps a straight drama about a musicians struggle up the ladder. That's what I know. That is where you should start, writing about something that is very familiar to you.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:14 PM   #9
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I have an extension in my word processor that ads a "make awesome" function. Hit that button, crank it up to 11, hit "apply". Voila.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:35 AM   #10
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3. Conflict in each scene.
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3. Conflict in each scene.
what about the last scene?
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what about the last scene?
hmm...Ok

3. Conflict in each scene except the Resolution scene.
4. Meaning and emotion. Whatever meaning and emotion the writer has intended, if the audience get that after reading the script and are satisfied with that, it might become a memorable story.
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