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Questions, answers, and comments preserved from the discussion forum on the original Soul of Your Story Academy website.

The Alchemist (1988)

An international best selling novel. It's ubiquitous and easy to read with a very straight-forward story-telling. Started by Theodore Wesenberg on 2014-09-16 at 17:07 Howdy Gang, Let's analyze Paulo Coehlo's The Alchemist? While it's not a film, it's an international best selling novel. It's ubiquitous and easy to read with a very...

Never Let Me Go (2010)

What is the type of intent in the movie "Never Let Me Go"? Started by Theodore Wesenberg on 2014-09-12 at 20:14 Is Never Let Me Go a gain, regain, or keep story? Never Let Me Go: Kathy is the "carer" of clones who undergo surgery for organ transplants. She is (probably?) a gain character. She intends to gain the truth: can clones earn a deferral...

The Great Escape (1963)

I originally watched the film more than 30 years ago. I remember that it had left such an impression on me that it was very difficult for me to watch the ending. Started by Susan Arakawa on 2014-08-23 at 00:10 “The Great Escape” is a 1963 movie based on a nonfiction novel by the same name about a large number of Allied POW’s escaping from a Nazi...

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

On the surface this film has a happy, predictable Hollywood ending that I enjoy, but something about the story has always bothered me. Started by Will Cooper on 2014-04-17 at 01:28 I’ve seen this romantic chestnut a number of times, and I always get sappy when Joe and Kathleen finally embrace and kiss at the end. On the surface it’s a happy,...

My play’s proposition, keeping characters in line

I’m working on a two-character full-length play and need help with the proposition. I get to wrestle with my nemesis: character scope creep. Started by Bernard Rice on 2014-04-16 at 11:22 I’m working on a two-character full-length play today. Here’s the proposition (and result): Charles, who intends to keep his kidney, the status quo, though his...

What about the non-main characters?

I feel the part of the Soul technique where I’m most vulnerable has to do with supporting characters. Thoughts? Started by Bernard Rice on 2014-04-15 at 23:13 I feel the part of the Soul technique where I’m most vulnerable has to do with supporting characters. I typically just write, and find the structure as I go and fix it in the end. I try to...

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