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    This thread is about what goes into a good story: plot, character development, building tension, etc. It is inspired by Andrew Stanton's TED talk of two years ago: The clues to a great story (20 min, strong language).
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnhcorey View Post
    This thread is about what goes into a good story: plot, character development, building tension, etc. It is inspired by Andrew Stanton's TED talk of two years ago: The clues to a great story (20 min, strong language).

    Micro Tension, that is, constant little phrases to keep the reader ALWAYS tense, has gotten a lot of press lately, and I have to say, while it can be good for serial fiction in moderation, some stories ive read that use it just get... exhausting to read. I've always been fond of a nice rising pitch, release, fall, and rerise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leakingpen View Post
    Micro Tension, that is, constant little phrases to keep the reader ALWAYS tense, has gotten a lot of press lately, and I have to say, while it can be good for serial fiction in moderation, some stories ive read that use it just get... exhausting to read. I've always been fond of a nice rising pitch, release, fall, and rerise.
    Yeah. I haven't found any good references about pacing yet.

    In the meantime, I found another video: The mystery of storytelling - Julian Friedmann (20 min)
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    The video seems to be no longer available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yora View Post
    The video seems to be no longer available.
    It must be a region code block since I can see it. Here's the TED link, tho it may have the same problem.
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