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Welcome to my story ideas blog. Here you will find tips that will help you write stories, books, and articles that create an emotional experience for your readers and help you sell your ideas, products, and services.
                   --Lee Pound


Day 102 Story - The Secret to Making an Emotionally Powerful Movie

This story (365 Stories in a Year blog) is more the story of a story rather than a story itself. It shows how a very emotionally powerful movie, Secretariat, drew on certain facts from the history of a very successful Virginia horse breeding farm in a very selective way.

In fact, this is how most movies made about true stories create their emotional power. If you put in all the facts, it dilutes the strength of the story. Real life is just not as dramatic as the movies would have us believe.

The best storytellers know this. When they includes stories in marketing copy for instance, they use very carefully chosen pieces of the story and leave out anything not needed to make their point or to create the emotional experience they want to create.

This story shows you exactly how this was done.

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