So I've been reading up on through lines, and although I know many different accounts of what makes up a through lines, I am not really sure what is is.
Sometime the talk about 2 through lines, sometimes 4. The superset (all 4) are:
1) "Big Picture" through line
2) The main charachter through line
3) The "impact character" through line
4) The throughline of the relationship between the main and impact characters
Any thoughts on through-lines? Can you site any examples?
Robert McKee builds his stories supposedly by linking beats to make scenes, scenes to make sequeances, sequences to make acts, and acts to make a story.
Any thoughts or familiarity with this beat-scence-sequence-act-story construction? It apeals to me, but I know nothing about it.
Linda Serger suggests composing your story of A stories, B stories, and sub-plots in making a screen play?
Any thoughts on the use of sub-plots?
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