September 25, 2014 at 10:51AM

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Not getting a story idea

I am not getting any idea of story . I like to make a romantic short film in which a very young girl falls in live with way too older man than her. But I am struck at the story .

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Sometimes you need to figure out all of the background details about your story and the characters before you can write the actual story.

I find the StoryO software from Jungle Software ( $80 ) to be a handy tool to build up all of the background details I need before I am ready to write my story.

Lesson 8 StoryO 2 Creating Character Relationships
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfHSOsSkcUM

More StoryO tutorial videos here
https://www.youtube.com/user/junglesoftwaretv/videos

The Main features of StoryO software
http://www.junglesoftware.com/products/storyo_features.php

September 25, 2014 at 11:10AM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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Read more! Talk to people! From there you will find whatever you need, and maybe more. Good luck with your project!

September 25, 2014 at 11:41AM

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Basil Yeo
Director of Photography
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like Basil, you have to find thinks and then reflected in the story.

September 26, 2014 at 3:09AM

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Rag├╝el Cremades
Film producer and director
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Think of only three things to start with - whom is it about, what does he/she want, why can't he/she get what he/she wants (the conflict), rest would start flowing in..

September 26, 2014 at 1:44PM, Edited September 26, 1:44PM

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Partha S Banerjee
Director
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I like this advice. I may try that myself.

Kory Gasser

March 9, 2015 at 3:39PM

Have you worked with a writing partner before and, if so, was that useful?

September 26, 2014 at 8:00PM

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Alexandru Panait
Director
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Just Write. It's stupid, it's simple, but make yourself do it. Sit down, turn off your browser your phone everything and don't commit 15 mins to writing anything. Doesn't have to be good, in fact, it won't be at first. Don't worry about it being usable, logical, well spelled, just get stuff off your chest/head/imagination. Keep doing this, everyday. Sometimes it'll be 5mins, sometimes it'll be 20 hours. Most of if won't be great, but parts will be and eventually you'll uncork your muse and find that one vein to pluck that you can't help but share.

September 26, 2014 at 8:55PM

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Sketkh Williams
Actor - Storyteller
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Since it is short story---find a unique angle, and just write a non cliched story that you heard/experienced/read/seen.

That is your first draft, now retell the story again as how your instincts want your final product should look and sound like through the voices of your characters and the flow of the storytelling. Add a twist at the end, that makes a unique resolution

September 27, 2014 at 10:53AM

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Normen Arule
Scriptwriter/Storyteller/Director
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Can you please tell me more on story writing . It was helpful but I won't understand quickly .

what is non cliched story? And what is first draft ?

Tsering Lodoe

October 3, 2014 at 9:18AM

This might not be the advice you're looking for, but read, a lot. Read short stories, hundreds of short stories. Not necessarily to adapt the material, but that is of course a possibility too. But the more stories you consume, the more your own story telling will develop.

October 20, 2014 at 3:09AM

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Hendrikus De Vaan
Producer - Director
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Observe, go for a walk, sit in the park and look at people, go to the coffee shop and chill, go to the beach if there is one nearby and just look at things. Create imaginative environments and then put people in it. Thats how i do it!

January 22, 2015 at 10:37AM

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Wentworth Kelly
Director/DP/Colorist/Drone Op
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Read Lolita, or watch the movie. It's kind of the reverse of the synopsis you posed here. It could spark something for you.

Also I like the advice of "go for a walk". For me personally, leaving my phone and gadgets at home and going on a long walk in the woods with a pack of smokes does a lot to get my gears turning.

March 9, 2015 at 3:38PM

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Kory Gasser
Filmmaker
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