10 Essential Principles of Plot

This workshop will give a fresh and inspiring take on the timeless principles of Classic Dramatic Structure. When you write your script there are two pitfalls you must avoid. One is just plain getting lost. You get out of the gate strong then lose your way, grow frustrated and quit. The other is feeling that your work is so formulaic there’s no sense of joy, passion, mystery or wonder, no blood flows. And you grow bored and quit. Fuck that. Here you’ll discover 10 Essential Principles of Plot that are put in plain English, with no academic jargon and focused entirely on you, the writer. This is about leveraging the timeless principles to make them work for you so that your writing is a deeply personal exploration. You’ll gain the confidence that comes from knowing you’re always on track but still feel the electricity that flows from not being too certain of where your story’s heading. This is a colorful, entertaining talk that will teach you how to think like a professional writer. It’s presented by multimedia writer, Daniel Joshua Rubin, whose book, 27 Essentials of Story, Master the Secrets of Great Storytelling from Shakespeare to South Park has earned raved reviews from noted writers including Pulitzer Prize-winner, Tracy Letts, Four-time Emmy nominee Alexa Junge and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti among others. To learn more about Rubin’s book, please visit StoryPrinciples.Com



Daniel Joshua Rubin has written for television (NBC, the WB); new media (The Motley Fool, National Lampoon); and theater (with plays produced at Steppenwolf in Chicago, and off-Broadway in NYC). He has taught dramatic writing at Loyola University, Chicago, and at the University of California, San Diego. Throughout his career he has worked with some of some of the most talented and successful writers and artists, including Emmy Award-winners, Marta Kaufman (Executive Producer, Friends) Bill Prady (Executive Producer, Big Bang Theory), and Tony Award-winner, Anna D. Shapiro (Director, August: Osage County).

Rubin is a dedicated story scholar with a deep interest the role narrative plays in not only fiction, but business, investing, politics, relationships, personal development and the culture at large. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Rubin now lives in Evanston after a decade in Los Angeles. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama, where he graduated with honors and a BS in Drama Studies from the State University of New York at Purchase. He is married to his wife of 27 years, Karen Frederick and has a daughter, Sally Marian.

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