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And here is another, more in-depth of basically the same premise from the writer Lisa Paitz Spindler. This one hews more closely to 's and the

Paitz Spindler's also got a great little corner, with much more on the hero's journey and a series of articles called "Write a in 10 Weeks":

One of the more famous in recent years has been 's —which is largely based on 's from .

It works particularly well for action-oriented , but can be extremely useful when adapted for more and where the writer's struggling to make things happen.

Step one in the great enterprise of a new and preferable you in the house of fiction is: Mean less. That is, don’t mean so much. Make up a story, screw around with it, paste junk on it, needle the characters, make them say queer stuff, go bad places, insert new people at inopportune moments, do some drive-bys. Make it up, please.

Rick Barthelme's famed for . Hilarious & serious in equal measure.

"Two guys are getting ready to drive a long ways to meet a girl. One of the guys is handsome for a sixteen year-old and one of the guys is so-so."

Benjamin Krier - "One Guy Is Me" (2006, )

Introducing the to some of my favorite older , and , under the hashtag .

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Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing. - Arundhati Roy

Another we like from 's . We refer to this one as . It ties in explicitly to McKee's and emphasizes the need in good storytelling to constantly confound your 's expectations (to greater or lesser extents throughout the story). In the case of and , the opening of these gaps is de rigeur. But the most interesting aspect here is how a character's should take them by surprise.

Here's that from . What sheepishly describes here is close to the real 's conception of . The shouty faux-McKee is largely describing (though the real McKee's not nearly so closed-minded about it).

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Starting things off with a couple . These are low-context , sourced from some of our favorite technicians.

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The first comes from 's , and it goes by the

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