Monday, February 03, 2020


February 3, 2020
   Some places you visit stay with you.

Daily Whip Out: "Divisidero"

   Tall tales around a campfire. That is the setting for a story I want to tell, with this guy.

T. Bell, the good uncle

   At Divisidero there are armed guards in the pass that leads to El Forte.

Daily Whip Out:
"Midnight Guards In The Pass"

Daily Whip Out:
"Midnight Guards In The Pass
Take A Smoke Break"

  Same illustration, couldn't leave it alone.

Daily Whip Out:
"Jesse & Billy Share A Cover"

   A random cover idea.

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."
—David Mamet

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