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Nowhere Man

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Unauthorized Access

Legal mystery. People with endless problems hide the truth to protect others.
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Total Immersion

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Liars Truth

Fantasy. Second chance in Hell means rescuing others.
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•  Eight steps to sparkling characters. What is it about a character that sparkles? Learn how to make them sparkle in Story Architecture.
•  How To Write Visually. What is this thing called visual writing, and how do you do it?
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•  Communicating Effectively.Can we do it? (On OneSpiritResources.com site)
•  Story idea: Paranoia: Psychological thriller. A skeptic finds paranoia is real as he fights for his life.
•  Putting Variety in Stories: Easier than it seems. Story architecture.
•  Should I write that? Story architecture.
•  Movie Review: Spy.
•  What is the Most Important Element in Your Story? Story architecture.
•  Story idea: Mars Problems. The race to Mars gets treacherous.
•  Everything Communicates in a movie.
•  Propaganda Oh, how are you deceived! Learn to recognize how others deceive and manipulate you, and get smarter than them, in this 10 part series on sister site One Spirit Resources. Stop polarization.
•  Writing Comedy, 3 of 3 Length format for Writing comedy
•  Writing Comedy, 2 of 3 Writing comedy one-liners
•  Writing Comedy, 1 of 3 The highest art is 90% perspiration and 5% inspiration.
•  How To Get People to Do Anything You Want. Dangerous communication. Are We Creating the World We Want?
•  The writer's, director's, and editor's job - a step beyond "show don't tell". Writers and director's believe their job is to "tell a story in a visual medium." The following is a subtle shift, but often a very important one: "The writer and director's job is to understand what the audience wants or needs to see, and give that to them, so that they can imagine the story." - Dorian Cole. From The MSP Insider, on the Movie Stream Productions Web site.
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Writing for the Market, and Loving It
Architecting a Story for the Market
•  Successful Thinking in College Dealing successfully with philosophy and the unknown, On sister site OneSpiritResources.com
•  Conveying meaning through non-verbal action. A movie scene study for individuals and groups.
•  Communicating the Message Effectively Create drama better by learning the basics of effective communication. Whether in drama, speaking, or ministry, many of the principles of effective communication are the same - On sister site One Spirit Resources.com.
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