Monday, July 11, 2011

Best Intentions

We get so busy here at summer residency. Sorry for not updating more frequently. Since the last post we've had a couple more presentations on a plot and a terrific talk by Sarah Davies, literary agent and founder of The Greenhouse Literary Agency.

She talked about things that make an ordinary story extraordinary and cited these as the "great themes" that are worth returning to: friendship, courage, redemption, dilemma, betrayal, power, love, identity, and the omnipresence of the past.

I love that last one. And I also loved her comment that "Big stories spring from small lives."

On another note, we'll be uploading another video soon, but we're all flying around a mile a minute that it's hard to get the camera and the willing on-camera talent in the same place. Stay tuned.

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