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Posted: May 22nd, 2019, 7:54pm Report to Moderator
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In a moment of absolute writer's block I looked up dramatic life events to give me some kind of inspiration and I stumbled across this --

"The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance."

I imagine there are be more than 36 and I'm probably just late to this information, but I thought it was a great list and it definitely managed to get the creative juices flowing.

Sounds like a pretty good script title as well, I call dibs  

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Posted: May 23rd, 2019, 2:29am Report to Moderator
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I haven't looked at this as I already have plenty of creative juice. However, it might come in handy in the future. Thanks for sharing and wanting to help out. Very decent of you.

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Posted: May 23rd, 2019, 9:11am Report to Moderator
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Thanks for pointing out this neat resource.

Quoted from Warren
I imagine there are be more than 36

Yes, I don’t see “Hyperdrive fails” or “Monster mistaken for dead” on the list  

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Posted: May 23rd, 2019, 10:15am Report to Moderator
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Thanks for sharing the link - twas interesting

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Posted: May 31st, 2019, 8:33pm Report to Moderator

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Was going to merge threads but decided just to add these complimentary links as this theme/the 36, the 5, etc., comes up every now and again:

From The Screenwriting Palette (Sticky) Thanks to George W.

Story Beats Myth Template Heroes Journey

Five key turning points

Structure a successful story

Thanks for the refresher, Warren. Good tips perhaps for the Tournament coming up too.  

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