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Friday, July 1, 2011
Video Pokes Serious Fun at Common Plot Devices
Fridays are perfect days for a bit of a laugh, and today's ha-ha comes from the makers of a very short video titled Plot Device.
While Seth Worley directed the film, which he co-wrote with Aharon Rabinowitz at Red Giant, as a sales tool to demonstrate the attributes of editing software, the men manage to hit that proverbial nail on the head when it comes to the various themes that cycle through literature.
So treat yourself to a good-humored last day of work before a long weekend, during which you'll hopefully have plenty of time to work on your own story's plot device, one that's no doubt truly unique.
I'm a writing junkie looking for other writing junkies who are in this gig for the cool of it. People striving to be better writers because that's where their minds fly. I've accrued any number of writing credentials: author of "Growing Great Characters From the Ground Up: A Thorough Primer for the Writers of Fiction and Nonfiction"; writer of short stories published in Watchword, the Berkeley Fiction Review, Iconoclast and other literary journals; journalist of hundreds of articles for such publications as the Chicago Tribune and Inside Karate Magazine; playwright of a play produced in Hollywood. But what I'm looking to create now is a safe haven for writers where they can forget the brutality of the publishing world for awhile and help one another jump literature to a new level. If you're that person, or would like to be, welcome.