Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Story Robot

For my revisions, I'm doing some research into improvisational theater. I found the best blog! It's called Story Robot. (Sorry, Laini. I know you are Not a Robot.)

Anyhow, these posts made me laugh. And think about story. They may be about theater, but I think they apply to writing, too.

Head in the deep fryer moment.

The commitment meter.

Why connections make you laugh. (Link to "eight minutes of lyrical origami, folding history into a series of coincidences surrounding that most surreal of hours: 4 o'clock in the morning.")

Just what I needed.

He does comics, too.


  1. I love this one. I think about that a lot (though, of course, I wasn't wording it that way in my head) when watching actors. Will Ferrell, for example: I think about how it is that he manages to do such outrageous stuff yet make it so believable, that if other actors tried that, they'd look stupid. That's 'cause he's committing beyond the Dork range.

  2. That meter is definitely blog worthy. So is the phrase "beyond the Dork range." As in: Beyond the Dork Range and into the Valley of Awesome. Yeah.

  3. Wow. The commitment one is timely for me. I have been thinking about this vis-a-vis writing characters, and how one flaw (of many) my writing has is a sort of failure to commit to my characters, to give them the full development and deep interactions they deserve.

    I guess that makes me a dork. :)


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