Stewart Farquhar provides a list of cautionary advice for writers to heed if s/he wants 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.
Stewart Farqhuar discusses the sequence approach to story structure in the third installment of his Aristotle series.
In his Aristotle series, Stewart Farquhar opines that the ‘generic one formula fits all’ approach to the creation of a screenplay is one of the worst travesties to have befallen the screenwriting craft.
There are those pundits who claim Aristotle is responsible for the ‘3-Act’ structure of screenplays. Stewart Farquhar claims not and explores alternatives to the three-act structure.