30 Days With Aristotle And Me

The Famous Greek Philosopher Helps Me Finish My Screenplay…In One Month?

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Day 30 – New Insights, Motivation

December 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters, Dave Brubeck, Day 30 - New Insights and Motivation, Screenplay As Music

I may not have been able to complete my screenplay within 30 days, but studying Aristotle’s Poetics has given me tremendous insights and new ideas. I believe I can parlay what I learned into new ways to approach my screenplays.
In short, I am motivated. Energized.
And grateful to author Michael Tierno for writing his [...]

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Day 24 – Aristotle Surprises Me

December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters, Day 24 - Aristotle Surprises Me

Part of my 30-day adventure is to read through the book Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters by Michael Tierno. There are 33 chapters in the book and 30 days in which to read them. That’s one of the reasons why I picked this book; that, and it’s compelling analysis of Aristotle’s Poetics.
I’ve read 23 chapters [...]

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Day Seven – Thinking

November 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters, Day Seven - Thinking

I’ve read one chapter per day from Tierno’s book Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters. Some of what I’ve gleaned is new to me despite my years of writing and reading dozens of screenwriting books.
Perhaps the biggest tidbit I’ve learned is this: “The perfect Plot, accordingly, must have a single, and not (as some tell [...]

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