SPP234 Using Cultural Shorthand and Established Patterns to Tell Better Stories

Released On: November 2, 2016

Everyone’s watched, or at least heard of, the TV show Friends. Today, the guys talk about how they use Friends episodes as shorthand for creating meaningful situations in their own stories. It’s not as simplistic as it sounds. When you tap into the greater story structure, you’re never limited to comedy. In fact, you don’t even need to use Friends. What’s your favorite cultural shorthand?

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