The dictionary defines dilemma as a situation with a choice to be made in which neither alternative is acceptable. Two equally unacceptable alternatives—two equally painful choices. Stewart Farquhar shares tips for creating dilemma in story for both the antagonist and protagonist.
Script reader and story consultant, Stewart Farquhar, gives advice on how to engage a reader by creating an emotional connection with the characters and story.
Professional screenplay reader Stewart Farquhar explains the importance of giving your spec screenplay "The Mercedes Test" - is it worth the sales price or even the time to read.
Stewart Farquhar provides a list of cautionary advice for writers to heed if they want to prevent outright rejection. Consider them a way to survive the first cut of any Hollywood executive or screenwriting contest.
Stewart Farquhar opines how some “experienced” writers in our digital age either have never learned or have forgotten the function of dialogue. Learn how to write authentic, compelling dialogue.
Stewart Farquhar explains how always writing the formulaic Hero's Journey can limit a writer's creativity. It's important to step outside of the box and think with originality.
Stewart Farquhar explains how writers should study early films, not to copy but to gather and infuse themselves with value and depth of a dwindling “storytelling” skill and art.
Stewart Farquhar gives critical step-by-step instructions on how to elevate your narrative drive and make your script a page turner.
With apologies to the Indo-European romance linguists amongst us, many of the scripts that cross Stewart Farquhar's desk suffer from Antagonista Incognita.
Stewart Farquhar continues his exploration of story structure and how to push aside formulaic rules and find an organic, more-compelling story.