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Metafiction in literature
fiction which self-consciously addresses the device of fiction - break the story to talk about how it is constructed
while there are literally only so many stories in the worlds, character traits can be assembled in almost infinite combinations
Reflect basic formulas but are not formulaic.
Narratives can be broken into three basic pieces that essentially function as the beginning, middle and end of the story.
Each section performs a fundamental narrative task.
The first act sets up the story.
The second (and the longest) act develops it.
The third act resolves it.
screenwriting skills include understanding the interaction of story, plot and narrative. Being able to write visually and being able to creat characters and dialogue.
Must understand the conventions and expectations of the various genres.