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Digging down deep into the inner workings of a compelling story

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The Crucial Scene in Peter Pan

Analyzing how one scene resonates across an entire narrative

Runtime: 23 minutes

John Dusenberry

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The Crucial Scene in Lord of the Rings

Extrapolating the thematic elements of a single scene into an entire story

Runtime: 16 minutes

John Dusenberry

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Ending Relationships

Creating a satisfying arc in your story’s relationships.

Runtime: 52 minutes

John Dusenberry

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Emotional Direction of Story

Learn how to propel the emotion of your story

Runtime: 52 minutes

John Dusenberry

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Looking to the Emotional Climax

Using the emotional ending of your story to help craft a great beginning

Runtime: 45 minutes

John Dusenberry

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Objective Story Character Elements

How they work and how to keep them consistent

Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes

John Dusenberry

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Resolving the Relationship Story

Developing subtext for the final act of the relationship throughline.

Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes

John Dusenberry

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Writing the Subtext of Relationships

Developing subtext for the third act of the relationship throughline.

Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes

John Dusenberry

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A Simple Method for Writing

Focusing on the Relationship throughline using a more elegant source of conflict.

Runtime: 54 minutes

John Dusenberry

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The Build Up of Conflict in the Mind

Understanding how the mind creates a justification

Runtime: 55 minutes

John Dusenberry

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The Genesis of Character Motivation

Understanding the development of drive in a story

Runtime: 55 minutes

John Dusenberry

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Sources of Conflict and the Main Character - Part Seven

What it means to write conflict stemming from impulsive responses

Runtime: 52 minutes

John Dusenberry

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Sources of Conflict and the Main Character - Part Six

Illustrating subtext through creative writing

Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes

John Dusenberry

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Sources of Conflict and the Main Character - Part Five

Illustrating subtext through creative writing

John Dusenberry

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Subtextual Conflict in Film: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

Finding the deeper meaning in an already emotional scene

John Dusenberry

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Sources of Conflict and the Main Character - Part Four

Creating rough illustrations for the Main Character story arc

John Dusenberry

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Sources of Conflict and the Main Character - Part Three

Checking your work as you develop a Throughline

John Dusenberry

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Understanding Sources of Conflict

An explanation of the theory behind Sources of Conflict

John Dusenberry

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Sources of Conflict and the Main Character - Part Two

Working through the Signposts of the personal throughline

John Dusenberry

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Sources of Conflict and the Main Character - Part One

Developing a fully realized and personal throughline for your story

John Dusenberry

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Writing Creative Sources of Conflict - Part Ten

Finishing up an in-depth development of a meaningful plot

John Dusenberry

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Writing Creative Sources of Conflict - Part Nine

Finishing up an in-depth development of a meaningful plot

John Dusenberry

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Writing Creative Sources of Conflict - Part Eight

Sometimes the root of a conflict is not easily seen.

John Dusenberry

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Writing Creative Sources of Conflict - Part Seven

How to write a story using Subtxt to outline the forces driving the narrative in the Objective Story

John Dusenberry

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Writing Creative Sources of Conflict - Part Six

How to write a story using Subtxt to outline the forces driving the narrative in the Objective Story

John Dusenberry

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Writing Creative Sources of Conflict - Part Five

How to write a story using Subtxt to outline the forces driving the narrative in the Objective Story.

John Dusenberry

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Writing Creative Sources of Conflict - Part Four

How to write a story using Subtxt to outline the forces driving the narrative in the Objective Story

John Dusenberry

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Writing Creative Sources of Conflict - Part Three

How to write a story using Subtxt to outline the forces driving the narrative in the Objective Story

John Dusenberry

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Writing Creative Sources of Conflict - Part Two

How to write a story using Subtxt to outline the forces driving the narrative in the Objective Story

John Dusenberry

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Writing Creative Sources of Conflict - Part One

How to write a story using Subtxt to outline the forces driving the narrative in the Objective Story

John Dusenberry

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Developing Meaningful Plot Points Through Conflict

Mapping out Story Drivers that serve to bridge sources of conflict.

John Dusenberry

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Writing Universal Dilemmas

Retooling existing sources of conflict in the context of different stories

John Dusenberry

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Finishing Off the Objective Story Throughline

Creating an ending conflict that leaves the audience wanting more

John Dusenberry

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Working Through the Signposts of Your Story

Reviewing and reworking conflicts as we work through the Objective Story

John Dusenberry

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Creating Objective Story Signpost Conflict

Uncovering key sources of conflict using instances of storytelling

John Dusenberry

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Confirming Conflict Exists

How to proofread conflicts across the Four Throughlines

John Dusenberry

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Developing a Foundation for Conflict

Re-writing to find the essence of an inequity

John Dusenberry

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Outlining Basic Conflict in Each Act

Elaborating on a Throughline's central inequity

John Dusenberry

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Writing Reflective Conflicts

Developing Throughlines that resonate with each other

John Dusenberry