Protagonist

Hero

Must Your Hero Have A Story-Level Goal?

Ivo Raza is an independent filmmaker. His award-winning films have played at dozens of festivals. Visit his website for more information. If you’re like most screenwriters, you’ve probably read a handful of books on the topic (if not a box-full). And you might have noticed that most preach a variation of...

Storytelling Strategies: ‘Frozen’ Expectations

What do your characters think is going to happen? The most fundamental goal of a storyteller is to create a sense of anticipation in the audience. A related — and vital — task is to create anticipation in the characters. As John Lennon said, “Life is just what happens to you...

Specs & The City: Bad Guy Protagonist and ‘Dexter’

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! So you think that bad guys can only be Antagonists? Think again. They’re just as multi-faceted as the good guys these days. One day, when you least expect it, you’ll realize the script idea rolling around in that brain of yours...