Monthly Archives: March 2018

The note of Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting Chapter 1

Story is about archetypes, not stereotypes.

Two typical and persistent kinds of failed screenplay.

  1. “personal story” bad script(The writer see what is visible factual, he is blind to the truth of life)
  2. The “guaranteed commercial success,” is an over-structured, overcomplicated, overpopulated assault on the physical senses that bear no relationship to life whatsoever.

Story is metaphor for life.

Sensory and imaginative are powers prerequisite to creativity.
Writing also demand two singular and essential talents.

  1. The first is literary talent– the conversion of ordinary language into a higher, more expressive form, vividly describing the world and capturing its human voices.Literary talent is, however, common.
  2. The second is story talent– the creative conversion of life itself to a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience.

The material of literary talent is words; the material of story talent is life itself.

Story talent is primary, literary talent secondary but essential. Only by using everything and anything you know about the craft of storytelling can make your talent forge story.

Medium不能再自訂網域,用WordPress、Pixnet還是有優勢

Medium在2015年開始提供客製化網域服務,

用戶只要付$75美元就能終身在你的medium賬號使用你的網址,

很不幸的是2017年底時,medium靜悄悄把這項服務關閉了,

medium custom domain support

medium的客服部門這樣回覆我:it has been paused indefinitely. We don’t have a timeframe for this at this time. Sorry.(這項服務永無止境的暫停了,不好意思,我們此時沒有打算恢復此功能)

為何medium把這項服務暫停掉了?

因為medium可以算是個策展平台,所有的寫手能在此平台撰寫發佈文章,如果那些暢銷作家和出版社能使用自己的網域,未來他們能將這些流量帶走到自己的平台,medium很顯然不想讓這情形發生

國外有篇文章叫 Medium May No Longer Be a Platform for Publishers or Brands

作者甚至預測medium未來會把Publications的功能給關閉

從寫作者和出版社的角度來說,不會有任何一個平台能永久存活下來,即便是無名小站、Windows Live Spaces 和Myspace最後服務也都中斷了,medium未來也是很有可能。

medium這幾年由於流量紅利夠,開始在華文世界流行起來,對於想建立個人品牌、公司形象的大家躍躍欲試,不過就我之前提過的,medium不會永久存在,大家記得要採用適時措施,不要等哪天medium要關站了才在煩惱。

一些建議方法如下:

  • 在medium裡面放上電子報訂閱服務
  • 將你medium文章導到你個人網站
  • 記得在medium個人檔案留下你的網站資料

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