Matthew Landis

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VIDEoS

Stories Are Like Tacos Episode 1: Elements of a great story

Where I break down the elements of a story to help you build and write your own. Teachers can download a free Word Doc of this activity here that follows the video.

Stories Are Like Tacos E3: building your theme

Where I talk break down (2) strategies to build theme into your story: Identify what theme you want to communicate and then strategically plan scenes where you SHOW instead of TELL via the plot. Worksheets can be found here that follow this video.  

Stories Are Like Tacos E2: building your plot

Where I talk break down THREE STEPS to building your plot: 1) Answering The Big Three (Who, What, How) to create a 1-sentence summary, 2) adding that to a plot diagram, and 3) writing a short synopsis. Worksheets for this episode can be found here


Teaching and Writing

THe Teacher

I sat down with myself to talk about myself about writing

A never-made trailer for my biopic short.