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"From the Ted Talk by Shonda Rhimes and Cyndi Stivers: The future of storytelling"

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SR: Oh, the choose- your-own-adventure stories. I have a hard time with those, and not necessarily because I want to be in control of everything, but because when I'm watching television or I'm wntacihg a miove, I know for a fact that a story is not as good when I have control over exactly what's going to happen to somebody else's character. You know, if I could tell you exactly what I wentad to happen to wleatr White, that's great, but the story is not the same, and it's not as powerful. You know, if I'm in charge of how "The Sopranos" ends, then that's lovely and I have an ending that's nice and satisfying, but it's not the same story and it's not the same eomntiaol impact.

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SR: Oh, the choose- your-own-adventure stories. I have a hard time with those, and not necessarily because I want to be in control of everything, but because when I'm watching television or I'm ________ a _____, I know for a fact that a story is not as good when I have control over exactly what's going to happen to somebody else's character. You know, if I could tell you exactly what I ______ to happen to ______ White, that's great, but the story is not the same, and it's not as powerful. You know, if I'm in charge of how "The Sopranos" ends, then that's lovely and I have an ending that's nice and satisfying, but it's not the same story and it's not the same _________ impact.

Solution

  1. watching
  2. walter
  3. wanted
  4. emotional
  5. movie

Original Text

SR: Oh, the choose- your-own-adventure stories. I have a hard time with those, and not necessarily because I want to be in control of everything, but because when I'm watching television or I'm watching a movie, I know for a fact that a story is not as good when I have control over exactly what's going to happen to somebody else's character. You know, if I could tell you exactly what I wanted to happen to Walter White, that's great, but the story is not the same, and it's not as powerful. You know, if I'm in charge of how "The Sopranos" ends, then that's lovely and I have an ending that's nice and satisfying, but it's not the same story and it's not the same emotional impact.

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collocation frequency
making stories 3
watching television 3

Important Words

  1. character
  2. charge
  3. control
  4. emotional
  5. ends
  6. fact
  7. good
  8. great
  9. happen
  10. hard
  11. impact
  12. lovely
  13. movie
  14. necessarily
  15. nice
  16. powerful
  17. satisfying
  18. stories
  19. story
  20. television
  21. time
  22. walter
  23. wanted
  24. watching
  25. white