This week on the Writer's Detective Bureau. True Detective season three, Coffee With a Cop and Testing Blood. I'm Adam Richardson, and this is the Writer's Detective Bureau.
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I don't know about you, but I am a fan of HBO's show True Detective. Season three launched a few weeks ago, and I think I'm on episode three, I'm a little behind. Don't worry, there are no spoilers in what I'm going to talk about, but if you're a fan of how season one unfolded with the timeline, then you'll be happy to hear that season three of True Detective uses a similar storytelling technique. Mahershala Ali gives an amazing performance that you will definitely wanna see.
But the reason I wanna talk about season three of True Detective has to do with how you choose to write your own stories. Now, I promised no spoilers, but I am going to reveal that the basic premise, the inciting incident, of the entire season is that two children go missing. I promise I'm not ruining anything about the story by telling you this. I promised no spoilers, but I'm going to reveal that the basic premise, the inciting incident, of the entire season is that two children go missing. Now, I promise, I'm not ruining anything about the story by telling you this.
So the children go off on their bikes and they're told to be home by sunset. This is pretty much how I grew up, and I imagine many of you did too. From about the time I was 10 years old or so, my bicycle was my freedom. I had a paper route, I rode to and from school on it, I mean I went all over the place on my bike. I was out of the house all the time. Honestly, it's something I should probably be doing again now.
If I didn't come home on time, what happened? I'm sure it was the same for you, your parents would call your friends' houses and try to figure out where you were. Of course, this... Continue reading...
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