character evolution

Script Angel: Giving Your Characters A Hard Time

Hayley McKenzie is a Script Editor and founder of Script Angel, helping screenwriters elevate their craft and advance their screenwriting career. Follow her on Twitter @scriptangel1. I’ve written here before about the importance of creating memorable characters  and the next step is making sure that your story gives your fabulous characters...

Emotional Elements of Plot

By Martha Alderson Dramatic action creates the pace of a story and determines the level of story excitement. The thematic significance reveals the meaning of the piece. An emotional connection is fused between the viewer and the story through the character emotional development. Not simply how a character develops and transforms physically...

Ask the Expert: How to Create a Great Villain

Question: How do you create a  villain who will elevate your story? Without something or someone to fight against, your hero is just a nice guy going about his day.  One of the keys to creating compelling and interesting protagonists – is creating compelling and interesting antagonists. And to create great...