Story Turning Points


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Door prize drawing tickets will be given until 6:25pm 


“Powerful revelations come from backstory – previous significant events in the lives of the characters that the writer can reveal at critical moments to create turning points.”

--Robert McKee, Story, P 340 of 467 (66%)


6:15-6:30 - Park, arrive

6:30-6:40 - Introduction - Turning points in "Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)"

Presenter: David Guarneri -

6:40-7:00 - Part I.  Improvisational Exercises as icebreaker and to introduce theme

Presenter:  Swan Gray

7:00 to 7:30 - Part II.  Improvisational Storytelling - "Raise the Stakes"

Presenter:  Dawn Nguyen

7:30 to 7:40 Break

7:40 to 8:00 - Part III.  Reading Exercises

Presenter: David Guarneri

A.   Reader's theater - screenplay excerpt

8:00 to 8:20 - Part IV.  Screenwriting

Presenter: Erika Christie, MFA in Film

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  • David G.

    Introduction for Story Turning Points workshop is now on my blog:­

    August 29

  • mel


    1 · August 29

  • R. M.

    Great job organizing, David. You were a great facilitator and the activities were a lot of fun. I look forward to attending more. Becky

    2 · August 28

    • David G.

      Thank you! Enjoyed having you.

      August 28

  • Gazi

    I enjoyed the improv exercises very much. I'm sorry I had to leave early this time. I'll see you all next week!

    1 · August 28

  • Robert

    Cannot make it with this traffic. Have a fun night. I'll hit the roads earlier next time!

    August 28

  • Karmen S.

    I literally just put my work down, I doubt I can make it in a reasonable amount of time. I will try to catch u guys next time. :-( *sigh*

    August 28

  • Erin R.

    I'm stuck in some hellish traffic but I'm on my way

    August 28

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll see you next time. I realized that I have a conflict tonight.

    August 28

    • David G.

      Hope to see you soon, Lisa.

      August 28

  • dawn

    I am sick with an infection. I am sorry that I cannot attend tonight.

    August 28

  • Gazi

    Hi, I saw that RSVPs are closed. I wanted to invite a friend - is it too late?

    August 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming from a piano lesson that'll end at 6 p.m. So, I'll be a little bit late, but I'll be there.

    August 27

    • David G.

      Ok, be careful if you are driving.

      August 27

  • Gazi

    Hey there, I'm pretty new to all of this. Is this event open to beginners? Thanks.

    August 15

    • David G.

      Yes, no experience necessary. Just come and have fun!

      August 15

  • Padmini P.

    Ah, so refreshing. I enjoyed being in class last evening and to have met the group of nice and creative people. I look forward to the next class.

    1 · August 8

    • Padmini P.

      Thanks! David. I will be there.

      August 8

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, I agree. It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed meeting the members of our group. I can't wait for our next class.

      August 9

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