In Think like a Pro: One Ancient Greek / Aristotle Rocks Story, we need a two-part episode for an Old Geeky Greek’s ideas on plot and characters.
Aristotle knows how character can illuminate plot as well as the essential characters that every story needs.
Who is Aristotle? And …
What can a man over 2400 years old tell us about plot and characters?
More than most people think.
He’s tells us quite a lot about plot and characters … since every new and modern writing terms is merely a re-thinking of the concepts that he worked on over 2,000 years ago.
Aristotle has the rocks for our foundational plot and characters. Both episodes run at 20 minutes each.
In the first episode, we look Aristotle’s essentials for dramatic structure, which creates a character-illuminated plot.
- Hamartia, with a side excursion on Hubris
- Catharsis, with Horace’s “dulce et utile” as a clear explanation
The second episode delves into Aristotle’s essential characters.
- Protagonist (secrets and ghosts)
- 5 types of conflict
- 5 simple villains
- 5 not-simple villains
- 3 purposes of chorus characters
- 10 side characters who provide the purpose of chorus characters
- deus ex machina
- coincidence and its problems
- foreshadowing’s importance
The next episode series from Think like a Pro will cover chapter 5 (3 episodes anticipated), One Simple: Injunction: Writer’s Block Doesn’t Exist.
Think like a Pro by M.A. Lee: https://www.amazon.com/Think-like-Pro-Advent-Writers/dp/1983248266/
Old Geeky Greeks by M.A. Lee: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082T3YVMK
Music for the Podcast (I always forget to add this) is “Background Music Logo” from plastic3 on Audio Jungle. Background Music Logo by plastic3 | AudioJungle
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