Thursday, October 6, 2011

Moral Premise:Harnessing Virtue and Vice - Dr. Stanley D. Williams

I had the great pleasure of taking a course from Dr. Stanley D. Williams who is noted in the field of story and script consulting for film. His book The Moral Premise: Harnessing Virtue and Vice is a guide for writers of all fiction in any format. This book is a guide for every character arc and element of film craft, thus ensuing that the story is about one thing: pyschological vice leads to physical deteriment but psychological virtue leads to physical betterment. (Definiton is taken from his Moral Premise materials)

Stan provides a blog that is filled with material that will aid all writers in taking a fresh look at character development along with story structure.

I hope you will study the material found on these links and you will see how invaluable the information is. One thing he maintains is one that I've stressed numerous times: a book is first to entertain.
http://moralpremise.blogspot.com/2010/06/first-entertain.html

Next to better understand Basis story structure in the light of the Moral Premise, you will want to read this:
And finally, you might enjoy reading information that stemmed from the Q & A following the workshop that I attended on the Moral Premise.  http://moralpremise.blogspot.com/2011/09/acfw-workshop-slides-and-q-9-22-11.html#more 

I hope that you garner great material from an authory like Stan Williams. As I've said before, script writing techniques can provide amazing techniques for writing novels.  Enjoy.

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K. Victoria Chase said...

I loved his workshop at the ACFW Conference this year! I am now in the process of revising my novel with a whole new perspective...and I'm totally loving the results. :)

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