Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story by Jennifer GrisantiStory Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story by Jennifer Grisanti

Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story

byJennifer Grisanti

Paperback | March 1, 2011

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Jen Grisanti is a Story Consultant, Independent Producer and the Writing Instructor for NBC’s, Writers on the Verge. She was a television executive for 12 years at top studios. She started her career in television and rose through the ranks of Current Programs at Spelling Television Inc. where Aaron Spelling was her mentor for 12 years...
Title:Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 2011Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents



1. What is a Story Line? How Do You Learn to Identify Story Lines in Your Own Life?

2. Your Universal Life Moments and How They Can Elevate Your Writing


3. Writing Your Story Lines and How They Apply to Your Story

4. Tapping Into and Identifying Your Universal Life Moments

5. Write a Story Line For Your Script


6. What is a Dilemma? What is Your Goal/Dilemma?

7. What is Your Central Character’s Goal/Dilemma?

8. How Does Your Backstory Influence Your Goal/Dilemma?

9. How Does Your Central Character’s Backstory Influence His/Her Dilemma?


10. How Did Your Life Goal/Dilemma Unfold? What was the Sequence of Events?

11. How To Structure Your Central Character’s Goal/Dilemma Into a Compelling Story.

12. What Obstacles Have You Faced in Your Own Life In Pursuit of Your Goal?

13. What Obstacles Does Your Central Character Face in Pursuit of His/Her Goal/Dilemma?

14. What Is The Worst That Could Happen in Your Own Life If You Don’t Achieve Your Goal/Dilemma?

15. What is Emotionally at Stake If Your Central Character Does Not Achieve His/Her Goal/Dilemma?

16. What Are Recurring Symbols/Themes in Your Own Life?

17. What Is the Theme of Your Story? How Do You Use Symbolism?

18. What Drives You to Succeed?

19. What Drives Your Central Character to Succeed?


20. Did You Achieve Your Life Goal/Dilemma? If So, What Does It Feel Like? If Not, What Does This Feel Like?

21. Does Your Central Character Achieve His/Her Goal/Dilemma? If So, What Does It Feel Like? If Not, How Does It Change Your Character?

22. What Is a Recurring Message in Your Own Life?

23. What Is the Message in Your Story