A reader asks Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, about the story goal and opposition in the film 'Good Will Hunting.'
Paul Peditto discusses methods of deepening characters and character arcs.
Does every film have or need a character arc? What can you use in place of a character arc? Michael Lee explains.
Wendy Kram examines how great screenplay writing has in common strong character arcs, which chart the character's transformation from where he or she starts and where they wind up.
Drew Yanno explores one of the most effective ways to show your main character arc in the first and last pages of our script.
How does a script work structurally when there seems to be two central characters? Michael Tabb explains how to determine who is the hero.
[Based on Pamela’s book for screenwriters, directors, actors, and designers Inner Drives: Create Characters Using the 8 Centers of Motivation (chakras) published by Michael Wiese Productions and available at The Writers Store.] ***** Every protagonist and some antagonists need to go on a journey, to have a Character Arc. This is one of the...
Most of the lead female characters in films last year were shrew-like bitches that no one could like. Danny Manus talks writing female protagonists.
Introducing the new video column by Jacob Krueger, A Writer’s Voice: A truly great script is like a rare bird, so infrequently spotted that it’s easy to wonder if it actually exists. With so many writers following the same tired formulas, catching that bird requires a leap of faith in yourself, trusting that the answer...
Character arc is the change one of your main characters goes through from the beginning of your story until the end. Every well written screenplay should have at least one character who learns something major and changes his behavior or attitude in the course of the script. In the drama, Rain Man, the Tom...