The promise of infinite possibility... It's exciting.
But, then... the agony of execution.
Weeks, months - possibly, even years - lie ahead.
And, even then, many stories end up as roadkill on the highway of broken dreams.
Don't let that happen to you.
Here at SEAM, we help writers, storytellers and other artists to realise their dreams. Our mentors have worked with many storytellers over the years with a combined experience of more than hundred years of story development, marketing, sales and distribution. So, we know what we're doing; we're not just making this stuff up!
And we've distilled this knowledge down to less than 80 pages in our handbook.
Don't wait for inspiration
You're going about your everyday business when - WHAM! - you're hit with an idea like a bolt from the blue. You can't wait to get pen and paper. This idea is so fantastic! It's going to be killer. It's going to be the best story ever told and hugely successful.
A couple of days go by.
You look at it again. It's terrible. What were you thinking? It's half-baked and lame. The characters are stupid.
What happened is that you relied upon inspiration instead of conviction. You must identify your passion and forge it into a great story.
You must focus on story design.
Good Story = Good Design
Good stories rely upon solid foundations. They are far more than a good idea - or, a clever concept.
While everyone else is obsessed with 'high concept', you will learn to forgo the superficial and search for substance. Crafting a story of substance isn't just based on a good idea. It requires meticulous attention to structure and fulfilling the emotional and intellectual impact on the audience that you desire.
Story is not narrative
The great thing about story design is that you can craft stories without having to know their narrative. What?? Yes, that's right. You don't need to know who the characters are, what the plot twists will be, or what scenes are required... none of that is essential to creating a meaningful story with a social impact. We'll show you how.
Our approach to story design will get you were you want to be - better, faster and more focused.
You will learn to craft better stories by design - not by accident.
Our framework will help you answer the simple but infernal question, "What is your story about?"
And, above all, we'll show you how to ensure that your stories have heart and soul from the get-go, not tacked on as an afterthought.
While you were reading this, 3 new screenplays were just completed in the US.
So, let's get a move on!
We can't guarantee that you'll be a better writer (sorry) but we can promise you a far better way to get there in the first place. This will put you ahead of the pack. Your technique will rise above the fray. Your name will carry cachet. Angels will descend, trumpeting your success... you get the picture.
Our book is available on Amazon Kindle. It's short, sweet and effective. And at £4.99 it's a steal. You'll spend more than that this month at Starbucks! What have you got to lose?
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