Jen Grisanti analyzes the new Netflix series, ATYPICAL, exploring how structure can influence emotion and bring your audience to tears.
Understanding the external and the internal part of the desire, you create an action plan in steps that will lead you to your desired outcome. Jen Grisanti explains how it all comes down to defining want.
Jen Grisanti explains how when you create transformation in writing or in life, you give us a glimpse inside, elevating your story.
Jen Grisanti explains how when we learn to fill the void in story and in life, we can guide the transformation of our characters to help them achieve their goals.
Jen Grisanti explains how your character's “all is lost” moment is an essential step for both the plot of your story and character growth.
Jen Grisanti encourages writers to extract emotions from your own lives and fictionalize your truth to elevate your stories to award-winning levels.
Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! How do you develop an idea into a script? What is the evolution process of an idea? After 20 years of working with writers at every level in the story development capacity, I’ve come up with what I’ve surmised is how...
Jen Grisanti's Story Structure columns explores the importance of creating a strong dilemma for the lead character where there is no clear choice.
This past Memorial Day Weekend, I was invited to take part in the 8th Annual Big Island Film Festival in Hawaii. Over the course of the festival, I watched 22 films including 18 shorts and 4 features – and this only included a fraction of the screenings. What fascinated me the...
During my story consults, the current most-discussed topic is the idea of “linking dilemmas” in the TV pilot. A hot trend in story structure is having the series dilemma link to the pilot dilemma. When done correctly, you set up both a closed-ended arc and an ongoing serialized arc for your...