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by JohnLisaAuthors
09 Sep 2018, 23:16
Forum: New York Pitch Conference - September 2018
Topic: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments
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Re: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments

FINAL ASSIGNMENT: sketch out your setting in detail. What makes it interesting enough, scene by scene, to allow for uniqueness and cinema in your narrative and story? Please don't simply repeat what you already have which may well be too quiet. You can change it. That's why you're here! Start now. I...
by JohnLisaAuthors
09 Sep 2018, 23:15
Forum: New York Pitch Conference - September 2018
Topic: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments
Replies: 50
Views: 14740

Re: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments

SIXTH ASSIGNMENT: sketch out the conditions for the inner conflict your protagonist will have. Why will they feel in turmoil? Conflicted? Anxious? Sketch out one hypothetical scenario in the story wherein this would be the case--consider the trigger and the reaction. Next, likewise sketch a hypothet...
by JohnLisaAuthors
09 Sep 2018, 23:14
Forum: New York Pitch Conference - September 2018
Topic: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments
Replies: 50
Views: 14740

Re: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments

FIFTH ASSIGNMENT: write your own conflict line following the format above. Keep in mind it helps energize an entire plot line and the antagonist(s) must be noted or inferred. Primary conflict: A criminal defense lawyer and an investigative reporter confront the unbending power of small town police a...
by JohnLisaAuthors
09 Sep 2018, 23:13
Forum: New York Pitch Conference - September 2018
Topic: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments
Replies: 50
Views: 14740

Re: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments

FOURTH ASSIGNMENT: Develop two smart comparables for your novel. This is a good opportunity to immerse yourself in your chosen genre. Who compares to you? And why? “Seven Million,” by Gary Craig. This twisting story of an infamous armored car heist includes an intriguing cast of characters similar t...
by JohnLisaAuthors
09 Sep 2018, 23:11
Forum: New York Pitch Conference - September 2018
Topic: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments
Replies: 50
Views: 14740

Re: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments

THIRD ASSIGNMENT: create a breakout title (list several options, not more than three, and revisit to edit as needed).

"Two Brothers, Two Verdicts: The story of Gary the Innocent"
"A Brother’s Guilt"
"Let that Free Man Go"
by JohnLisaAuthors
09 Sep 2018, 23:09
Forum: New York Pitch Conference - September 2018
Topic: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments
Replies: 50
Views: 14740

Re: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments

SECOND ASSIGNMENT: Antagaonistic force in “Two Brothers, Two Verdicts.” Heidi Allen wasn’t old enough to drive, but that didn’t stop Oswego County sheriff’s investigators from putting her in harm’s way as their secret agent in the sometimes violent drug world of rural upstate New York. The sheriff’s...
by JohnLisaAuthors
09 Sep 2018, 23:05
Forum: New York Pitch Conference - September 2018
Topic: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments
Replies: 50
Views: 14740

Re: New York Pitch Conference - Assignments

Assignment 1:
The protagonist’s goal: Rebel against a corrupt criminal justice system that put an innocent man in prison, and right the wrong before he dies.

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