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  Topic: Is anybody out there? Introduce Yourself!
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 1373
Views: 33049

PostForum: Save the Cat   Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:48 am   Subject: Re: Hello!
I am Chuck.

I am James.

Hey!
  Topic: Is anybody out there? Introduce Yourself!
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 1373
Views: 33049

PostForum: Save the Cat   Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 3:06 pm   Subject: Is anybody out there? Introduce Yourself!
Thanks, James.


You're welcome.


Any suggestions on a forum topic best to follow, or participate in?


My suggestion is to work loglines. And to stick with them, at first, until you get the ...
  Topic: Is anybody out there? Introduce Yourself!
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 1373
Views: 33049

PostForum: Save the Cat   Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 12:19 am   Subject: Is anybody out there? Introduce Yourself!
Have fun!
  Topic: Is anybody out there? Introduce Yourself!
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 1373
Views: 33049

PostForum: Save the Cat   Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:38 pm   Subject: Is anybody out there? Introduce Yourself!

Hi Folks


Hey.


I'm putting my ideas together on a new story and will soon write somewhat of a logline in the proper forum.


Check out the article in my "signature". The link i ...
  Topic: Logline: Nerium (Mith)[Novel]
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 13
Views: 140

PostForum: Loglines & Beat Sheets   Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:45 pm   Subject: Logline: Nerium (Mith)[Novel]

"She witnesses the person losing the item, not realizing they were discarding it for good reason, and she attempts to return the item to them." (Actually, that is kinda ironic when I think ...
  Topic: Conduct of Innocence (Suspense/Thriller)
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 15
Views: 155

PostForum: Loglines & Beat Sheets   Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:36 pm   Subject: Conduct of Innocence (Suspense/Thriller)

Just out of curiosity, how far would you guys go to get your daughter out of the hands of a sex-trafficker? If she ended up dead and you came face to face with trafficker, what would you do? Just cu ...
  Topic: Logline: Nerium (Mith)[Novel]
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 13
Views: 140

PostForum: Loglines & Beat Sheets   Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 7:12 pm   Subject: Logline: Nerium (Mith)[Novel]

--My original idea on this was about a woman who finds a ring and wants to return it to its owner, not realizing the reason it had been discarded in the first place until it is a bit too late.

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  Topic: Conduct of Innocence (Suspense/Thriller)
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 15
Views: 155

PostForum: Loglines & Beat Sheets   Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:58 pm   Subject: Conduct of Innocence (Suspense/Thriller)
Letting the prisoners go is the fine line as before, like one should be in year 7 of an unjust 20-year sentence that other people would have gotten 5 for. Each one should have something like that if t ...
  Topic: Conduct of Innocence (Suspense/Thriller)
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 15
Views: 155

PostForum: Loglines & Beat Sheets   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 7:33 pm   Subject: Conduct of Innocence (Suspense/Thriller)
I want to go with the releasing prisoners so the guard gives up his freedom, to give the prisoners their freedom, in hopes of freeing his daughter from her captors :0)

Write the story that you want ...
  Topic: Conduct of Innocence (Suspense/Thriller)
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 15
Views: 155

PostForum: Loglines & Beat Sheets   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 11:51 am   Subject: Conduct of Innocence (Suspense/Thriller)
Smith, the kernel of the idea is appealing and has potential in many ways.

I can picture the guard freeing one prisoner and the two searching for the daughter. That's a fresh angle in the justice/ ...
  Topic: Logline: Nerium (Mith)[Novel]
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 13
Views: 140

PostForum: Loglines & Beat Sheets   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 10:18 am   Subject: Re: Logline: Nerium (Mith)[Novel]
Who is she?

What is her goal over the course of the story, beyond mere survival. We don't care about the survival of a character who has no goals, plans, desires... because it doesn't matter. If a ...
  Topic: Propp and the Cat
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 1
Views: 45

PostForum: Save the Cat   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 10:03 am   Subject: Re: Propp and the Cat
I'm trying to find a direct correspondance between the 31 functions of Vladimir Propp and the 15 beats of Blake Snyder.

Are you writing a Russian folk tale?

Keep in mind that there is no reason ...
  Topic: Conduct of Innocence (Suspense/Thriller)
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 15
Views: 155

PostForum: Loglines & Beat Sheets   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 1:24 am   Subject: Conduct of Innocence (Suspense/Thriller)

The prisoner... is well informed of things that happen outside the prison walls.

The prison guard's daughter was taken by sex traffickers.

The prison guard has to wrestle with whether or not ...
  Topic: Logline: Nerium (Mith)[Novel]
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 13
Views: 140

PostForum: Loglines & Beat Sheets   Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 11:16 pm   Subject: Re: Logline: Nerium (Mith)[Novel]
Having put on an unremovable ring that attracts the violent dead, a suicidal woman must find a way to remove the ring before the dead claim her as their own.

I feel as if the irony of this is not ...
  Topic: Conduct of Innocence (Suspense/Thriller)
James Patrick Joyce

Replies: 15
Views: 155

PostForum: Loglines & Beat Sheets   Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 11:04 pm   Subject: Re: Conduct of Innocence (Suspense/Thriller)

"The teenage daughter of a respected prison guard is abducted by traffickers. And with search efforts at a standstill, the prison's most notorious inmate offers to find her if the guard helps h ...
 
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