Some places you visit stay with you.
Tall tales around a campfire. That is the setting for a story I want to tell, with this guy.
David Mamet's Storytelling Rules
• Tell the story from start to finish and don't deviate.
• Tell the best story you can and throw out all the best lines (that's Hemingway).
• There's only one law, and that is "Don't be boring."
• If anything gets in the way of progression, throw it away.
• Save your biggest laugh for the end of Act II.
• At the beginning of Act II remind the audience who they love and hate.
• Stop giving your best lines to secondary characters.
• The end should be inevitable but surprising.
• We tell stories that unite the tribe.
• Good drama doesn't teach.
• Myth is unverifiable truth.
• Every hero wants to quit.
• Drama is a step-child of religion! ("'cause we're nuts!"
• Keep it simple so the audience can be misled.
• All drama is based on lies.
• The truth is not where you expect it.
• If you master these rules, no one can defeat you.
"I'm just the class clown of writing drama."