With apologies to the Indo-European romance linguists amongst us, many of the scripts that cross Stewart Farquhar's desk suffer from Antagonista Incognita.
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.
Wendy Kram explains how great screenplay writing has dialogue that is authentic and filled with subtext as opposed to exposition.
Stewart Farquhar discussing how to craft a hook. Why would you labor for months or even years on a story void of an inducement or a reason for anyone to read your creation start to finish?
Stewart Farquhar answers what are story HOOKS and why are they important? No or Bad Hook = Weak Story = No Interest.
At various times in our lives we all suffer from some sort of Adapt-A-Phobia. Today, information flies at us so fast we are overwhelmed with the data, Part 3.
Here are 3 tips on taking notes that will hopefully save you much suffering, make your current script better, and, maybe, even elevate your storytelling for all projects going forward...
Paula Landry explores ways to write loglines that grab an executives attention with her three simple tips.
“I was so mad at my agent. I had polished and polished and polished… and he referred to it as a draft. I wrote him a bitter letter: ‘How can you call this a draft? I don’t do drafts.”–Cynthia Ozick “Movie makers buy plays because it makes them feel smart. Acquiring...