the toolbox

WHY YOU SHOULD PLAY GAMES I

How to get started with Character Development Often at the beginning, we have a mere feeling about the main character whose story we want to tell. In this situation you want to act with an open mind. You don’t know yet what will be important about your character, you cannot know it because you just …

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Why you should listen to Richard Walter’s podcast

Richard Walter is a distinguished storytelling teacher, film industry expert, and former co-chair of UCLA’s renowned TFT Graduate Program in Screenwriting. A screenwriter and published novelist himself, his most recent publication is Essentials of Screenwriting (St Martin Press 2010). I plan to add Richard’s book as the next entry in The Toolbox (totellastory.net/the-toolbox) Walter has …

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Why you should continue to play

Psychologists who look at the development of the human brain and how a person takes their form say that playing is one of the most important formative activities. As adults we tend to lose the ability or the inclination to play. Playing offers unexpected results, new perspectives and insights on challenges and problems we face. …

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