Individual subplots illustrate a different aspect of the main conflict or shows a different step in the solution of the main conflict. William C. Martell examines how the subplots in The Shape of Water help shape the film's main conflict and theme.
Barri Evins vanquishes logline fears with the secrets to crafting loglines that stand up to industry scrutiny and entices people to read your story.
Conventional wisdom says, “Write what you love.” Barri Evins’ “Ten Reasons You Must Love What You’re Writing” proves that is wrong. “Love what you write.”
Sharpen your writing with Shark Secrets. A shark must keep swimming or it will sink to the bottom of the ocean. Barri Evins explains how story must move forward, or it will die.
Paul Joseph Gulino examines 'Interstellar' to show how too much story and too little setup can leave the audience on the outside looking in.
Danny Manus examines the evolution of the romantic comedy to help you increase your odds of success when writing this genre.
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No matter the genre, using the device of a time clock in your story – a deadline, a ticking clock, a moment that must be met, etc – is a great way to naturally raise the stakes in the story and for your character.
Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Whenever a script is submitted to the industry, it is passed off to a reader for analysis. The reader will give the script a “recommend,” a “consider” or a “pass.” And unless it gets a recommend, probably no one else is...