Dennis Fischer

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I started my WeNeedStories profiles on the net mainly as memos or notepads just for me - but I decided quickly to share everything I could find on writing through research. Now I share all this massive info on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram etc. with everyone who's interested in writing (and everybody else). . A website, blog, etc. on writing techniques is always incomplete! Something's missing. No, someone is missing. Who? YOU! And your personality. A writer's personality is the one and only reason why stories exist. If you need to write stories, don't waste your lifetime - write! . Write AlwaysEndOnAHighNote

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If you like you can find WeNeedStories and much more advice on the craft and business of writing, screenwriting and filmmaking on: Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Medium, Flickr, LinkedIn. . Fundamental rules: 1 Master the craft: Learn all methods and write. 2 Know yourself, develop your own taste and unique ideas, write for yourself and learn to trust your writing. 3 Network. 4 Always support other writers, filmmakers, etc. even if they have a career before you have one. They won't forget what you did for them and will think of you when they can offer someone a job. 5 There are only individual people in the world. Therefore your writing perspective is individual too. Don't compete with fellow artists in a childish and destructive way. Never act with jealousy, envy or disfavor - all you have to do is to find the person who loves to support your individual work, someone who shares your point of view. 6 The writing and movie industries are emotion-delivery, illusion-delivery and book / movie marketing industries. 7 Always make a next professional move! Sometimes people choose you as their rival (without telling or asking you) and treat you like a rival - quit them immediately and forever and make a next move. 8 To quote from Susan E. Hinton's script for 'The Outsiders': "Stay gold, Ponyboy." - I wish you all the best for your writing projects! . Thank you very, very much for your attention! dontbeformulaic mastertherulesthenbreaktherules noegotism dontbeshyaboutyourself nofashionadsinmypicture ImpactOfSightSoundLanguageAndStructures StayGoldPonyboy

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"Writing Reflections on Carl Jung" (5 part series) is an indispensable article on writing by Scott Myers on his blog 'Go Into The Story' (GITS). CarlJung WritingReflections ScottMyers GoIntoTheStory

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"The Power of Storytelling" - A moving video narrated by the wonderful Sir Ian McKellen that you find on vimeo with all credits. ThePowerOfStorytelling IanMcKellen Catsnake EdwardDark StephenFollows LucyFazey DanielEscobar MichaelCsanyiWills MaryCarewe RolandHeap

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"Find What You Love and Let It Kill You" is a wonderful post on stevenpressfield.com FindWhatYouLoveAndLetItKillYou StevenPressfield JamesRhodes

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Hayao Miyazaki - The Essence of Humanity. You find the excellent video on youtube.com. Miyazaki is my favorite filmmaker of animation, closely followed by the highly talented Pixar guys. Miyazaki Animation Humanity Imagination

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The Screenwriter's Toolbox - You find it on bang2write.com ScreenwritersToolbox Bang2Write ScreenwritingTechniques

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The Novelist's Toolbox - You find it on the fantastic website bang2write.com NovelistsToolbox Bang2Write WritingTechniques

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My all-time favorite German film: Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings Of Desire) by Wim Wenders (1987) - A happy (Notting Hill) or sad (Forrest Gump) romantic constellation between two or more characters is a must for me in a movie. But there are beautiful exceptions as well like The Straight Story by David Lynch. And there are filmmakers who are not capable of showing romance in a way that moves an audience (Tarantino) and have other strong qualities. GermanFilm DerHimmelÜberBerlin WingsOfDesire WimWenders 1980s RomanceInMovies

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Screenwriting Agents: The Top 23 Hollywood Literary Agencies by Stephanie Palmer (please visit goodinaroom.com) on thescriptlab.com ScreenwritingAgents StephaniePalmer TheScriptLab Article

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If I had to make a choice for my no.1 filmmaker, it'd be Michelangelo Antonioni. Why? Because of: - how he portrays couples taking a walk, keeping silent for a long time - the sound of the wind and the moving branches and leaves - giving us a kind of an Easy Rider 2 with Zabriskie Point - playing with structure in L'avventura by deleting one protagonist and not telling is what has happened ... . Antonioni is closely followed by Fellini, Truffaut, Kazan, Ray, Welles, Pasolini, Varda (Cléo de 5 à 7!), Van Sant, Eastwood, Lynch, Miyazaki, Tarkovsky, Buñuel, Chaplin, Fassbinder, Herzog, Wenders, Schlöndorff, Francis Coppola, Almodóvar, Tati, Rohmer, Oliveira, Angelopoulos, Kaurismäki, Costa-Gavras, Polanski, Kurosawa, Cimino, Malick, Haneke, Reitz, Wes Anderson, Kusturica and many other excellent classic filmmakers. Unfortunately in those days not many women and people of other genders and sexual orientations were accepted as filmmakers (and human beings) - I'm glad that nowadays we can see a (small) shift. More compassion and progression please! Antonioni Filmmaking

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Funniest lecture on the shape of stories ever: Kurt Vonnegut! - Everywhere on the net. KurtVonnegut ShapesOfStories Writing Screenwriting Storytelling

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Robert McKee's advice! McKee Story Storytelling Screenwriting Film WritingPrinciples

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Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He won three solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. . More excellent screenwriters: Robert Benton (3 Academy Awards) Robert Towne Jean-Claude Carrière Jean-Loup Dabadie . PaddyChayefsky Screenwriting Writing LearningFromTheBest

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10cc: I'm Not In Love - Pure studio creativity! 10cc StewartAndGouldman Voices TapeLoops Synclavier StudioCreativity Innovation Music 1970s BigBoysDontCry

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Godley & Creme's 'Cry' from 1985 is one of my all-time favorite music videos! . More fantastic music video art: Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer Madonna - Vogue Prince - Alphabet St. George Michael - Freedom '90 Michael Jackson - Thriller (the long version), Bad (the long version) A-ha - Take On Me Daft Punk - Around The World MusicVideoArt MusicVideos GodleyAndCreme 10cc Innovation 1980s

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder - the most courageous, progressive, inspirational and important filmmaker of the country I grew up in, West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany or FRG, 1949-1990). Fassbinder Filmmaking WestGermany Creativity 1960s 1970s 1980s HardestFilmmakingManInShowBusiness FormativeArt

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A strong and precise opening scene or sequence establishes the characters, the theme, the style and the tone (mood) of the story. One of the best opening scenes is the montage in The Big Chill. OpeningScenes TheBigChill

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Always have a unique and unforgettable introduction of the protagonist and the antagonist in your story! - The character introduction of Jeffrey Lebowski in The Big Lebowski is a good example. CharacterIntroduction Screenwriting Writing Storytelling TheBigLebowski

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Montage: a series of short shots are edited into a sequence to condense space, time, and information (Wikipedia). Very often montages contain almost no dialogue and much soundtrack. Another function is to give the audience a break from the dramatic scenes before. My favorite montage sequence is the running sequence in 'Forrest Gump' More excellent montages: Pretty Woman - Shopping Montage Karate Kid - Sports Montage Ghostbusters - Media Montage Dirty Dancing - Dancing Montage Rocky - Training Montage . In the 70s and 80s the most popular montage in movies based in New York City was that someone walks across the pavements of Manhattan supported by a melancholic soundtrack. Montage MontageSequence Film Screenplay WritingTechniques StoryTelling

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