Philadelphia Scriptwriters Network Message Board › Outline for Session 5
|E. A. Cross||
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CONFLICT: the product of effort to resolve an inequity as it meets resistance. As writers, we look for conflict as we attempt to identify an inequity's source(s).
* How do we identify a conflict or inequity?
* We look in as many places as we know where we think and feel the in-balance to be.
* Things were just fine and then the inequity shook the entire world.
* When inequity hits the world of your story, the forces that conspire to restore it have NO IDEA where the conflict comes from.
* One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter
* How do we come to this enlightened view?
* What do you call a story that only shows one view? Let's say the view of those defining the terrorist?
* Given no one knows where the conflict is truly coming from, and thus do not have the ability at the beginning of the story to resolve the inequity, we must look, explore, experience.
* 4 placed to look for where conflict is:
* Situation - External + Fixed
* Activity - External + Fluid
* Psychology (process of thinking) - Internal + Fluid
* Fixed Attitude - Internal + Fixed
* 4 places from which to look at conflict:
* First person or I - MC
* Third Person or You - IC
* First Person Plural or We - RS
* Third Person Plural or They - OS
* To achieve a fully explored story and achieve a complete understanding of the inequity, all these areas must be explored (Sit, Act, Psy, and Fixed) from these different points of view (I, You, We, and They).