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How to Tell a Story to Save the World 3Toby Litt

  This month I’m looking at two of the sacred monsters of Screenwriting Guruhood – Robert McKee (Story) and Blake Snyder (Save the Cat). If you’d like to read what’s gone before, start here; if not, read on.     STORY: SUBSTANCE, STRUCTURE, STYLE AND PRINCIPLES OF SCREENWRITING   ROBERT MCKEE   1997   Of […]

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Children of the Revolution: On Parenting and ProtestChristiana Spens

‘Why are we here, Mummy?’ My four year-old son asked, as we joined the swathes of Extinction Rebellion protesters in Glasgow’s George Square in September 2019. ‘The ice caps are still melting. This isn’t really going to help the polar bears, is it?’ I was slightly taken aback. Caspian had always been fascinated by wild […]

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The Puma YearsLaura Coleman

It was last August, at around three in the morning when my phone rang. I lay in bed and listened, the darkness spreading around me. Through the phone, Tania ‘Nena’ Baltazar wept. Our home is on fire. “Nuestra casa se está quemando.” I could hear the crackling of flames. I could smell it, feel the […]

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Threading Our WayCeó Ruaírc

  Threading Our Way    Peace River territory   The Peace purls a ripple stitch across the Rockies    down through fertile valleys   air shimmers in waves    over the hot road to Hudson’s Hope   glistening fish hide in hollows    fishers patient hopeful   on the farm Grandma weaves    a sheaf of wheat into wreathes   […]

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The prayer of the Common NewtGordon Meade

  The Prayer of the Common Newt   In a muddy pond, in the outskirts  of Clydebank, a mother, with over two  hundred eggs inside her, is beginning the process of giving birth. Over the next few weeks,   each day she will deposit about a dozen  of them not on a folded over leaf, […]

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The shaping of History: THE PEOPLE VERSUS SHELLSimon Bramwell

On 22 April, XR co-founder Simon Bramwell and six other rebels appeared at the Southwark Crown Court, charged with causing 25K worth of criminal damage to Shell’s London headquarters.  In a historic ruling, six of the defendants were found not guilty despite admitting to criminal damage, and the judge indicating that the law pointed to […]

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On behalf of myself and my children…Tom Bullough's Defence Speech: Edit

Tom Bullough was arrested during the September rebellion for failing to comply with a section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986. This is the statement he read in his defence at the City of London magistrates’ court. He received a nine month suspended sentence and was ordered to pay costs.   I would like […]

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How to Tell a Story to Save the World 2Toby Litt

This time, I’m looking at two hugely influential screenwriting manuals – Syd Field’s Screenplay and Christopher Vogler’s The Writer’s Journey. Through the gap between them, we see the idea of heroism emerge and start to dominate the very idea of ‘a good story’. Like all film producers say, ‘The audience needs to knows who to […]

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How far will the police go? As far as they like.Anonymous

Photo by Ramez E. Nassif on Unsplash

How easy is it to be conned? The short answer is that it’s as easy as falling in love. Here’s how I know. I’d always been involved in socialist and environmentalist organisations but I’d been out of the mix for a while. In 1992, when my story starts, I was recently divorced, unemployed, and alone […]

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Q & A with Dara McAnultyIncluding an extract from his non-fiction debut, Diary of a Young Naturalist

  You describe yourself as having ‘the heart of a naturalist, the head of a would-be scientist and the bones of someone who is already wearied by the apathy and destruction wielded against the natural world.’ Where do you see yourself – and the world – in 25 years’ time? Or in 50? If I […]

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The Bravery of Carola RacketeMarina Warner

  In June 2019, Carola Rackete, captain of the boat Sea-Watch 3, entered the port of Lampedusa and thereby defied the new Italian law against entering territorial waters. By doing so, she saved the lives of forty refugees who, in the intense heat, were suffering from thirst and threatening to throw themselves overboard – though […]

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Writing Needs to be Offered as a Gift to its AudienceTom Bullough Interviews Jay Griffiths

Jay, what a treat to fire you questions. As you know, I think Why Rebel is a wonder – and, really, it answers this first in itself – but all the same it is such a central question for you, for me, for so many writers: How do you square the urgency of the CEE (Climate and […]

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How to Tell a Story to Save the World 1Toby Litt

In the next five months Writers Rebel is exclusively serialising Toby Litt’s How to Tell a Story to Save the World, a short book about storytelling, heroism, climate collapse and hope.   Normally, when people come along to a creative writing class, they are hoping to learn how to write better stories, not how to […]

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Q & A with Isobel WohlIncluding an extract from her debut novel, Cold New Climate

Katherine Angel has described your new novel, Cold New Climate, as tackling both “personal and global catastrophe”. Can you tell us a bit more about the novel and how you approached these themes? The novel came out of a sense of curiosity about myopia and entitlement. At the outset, Lydia is dissatisfied and bored in […]

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Q & A with Paul Evans, Editor of Poetry RebellionIncluding featured poems

Poetry Rebellion is described as poems and prose to “rewild the spirit.” Can you tell us a little more about the anthology, what brought it about and who is in it? What was your criteria for selecting contributors?  Batsford Books, part of Pavilion Books that published my How To See Nature, asked if I’d like […]

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Our Oceans: Are we looking at it all backwards?Deb Rowan Wright

Over many years working in ocean conservation, I’ve met people in fishing communities from Cornwall to Scotland, celebrity chefs, MPs, journalists, students, and scientists. We’ve discussed catch quotas, fishing gear, microplastics, aggregate dredging, by-catch, super-trawlers, and harmful state subsidies. I’ve learned about marine litter, EU law, dead zones, longlines, ghost fishing, beam trawling, and ocean […]

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