Stewart Farquhar explains how always writing the formulaic Hero's Journey can limit a writer's creativity. It's important to step outside of the box and think with originality.
I know writers love to know the “rules” and “formulas” and “principles” of writing, but truthfully, there are no great truths about writing. A great writer knows the pitfalls and takes a concept and creatively considers the most compelling way to tell that story—structure be damned.
One of the best ways to learn story structure is to analyze successful films. Salva Rubio beats out the film, "Lost in Translation" in his new book 'Save the Cat Goes to the Indies.'
Paul Peditto discusses the Linus Blanket as part of Structure and outlining in the screenwriting process.
Jacob Krueger discusses a valuable lesson, whether you’re writing an art film, like The Tree of Life, or are simply in an early draft of a more linear story, exploring alternate forms of structure is important.
Steve Kaire gives simple advice on learning how to structure your screenplay like a pro.
In his Aristotle series, Stewart Farquhar opines that the ‘generic one formula fits all’ approach to the creation of a screenplay is one of the worst travesties to have befallen the screenwriting craft.
Screenwriter and script consultant Rob Tobin shares his thoughts on why a four act structure makes for a better script and a better writing experience.
Jacob Krueger talks about The LEGO Movie as a metaphor for what it really means to be a writer.