Here’s an intriguing idea from Scott Myers of Go Into The Story – about focusing on the small moments rather than the large brush strokes.
These words of wisdom from author Ann Beattie are profound in their simplicity and nowhere more true than movies. Think about a favorite film of yours. What do you remember? Moments. A character. A situation. An event. You can see the pictures in your mind’s eye. You can dredge up the feelings you experienced when watching the movie.
What is key to crafting memorable movie moments? That would make for a long list, but first and foremost the writer has to make the reader care about the characters. The emotions we feel for the characters are the first layer of connection to any given moment.
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