Paula Landry dives into story basics, from structure to plot to audience satisfaction.
There are many important ingredients in a screenplay: premise, plot, characters, dialogue, and so on. One of the most important is logic. Ray Morton shares some of the many ways logic functions in a screen narrative.
Outlining for depth and meaning, not just to create beats, enables you to understand your story and create a foundation for your successful Dream Script.
Paul Peditto discusses classic structure using 'The Godfather' as a model.
Jacob Krueger discusses films as having two different levels of structure. There is the Primary Structure, which is the story that the character is telling themselves as they experience the events of the movie.
Searching for the perfect detail? In great storytelling, every significant detail is chosen for a reason and serves the premise. Become a master of detail.
Do you remember your first writing course? I do. High school. Junior year. Part of Mr. K’s honors British Literature class. Mr. K worked hard at his reputation of being the most no-nonsense, scariest teacher that the good little middle class boys and girls of my sleepy, no-movie-theater town could imagine. Even...
Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! There’s an age-old debate about whether the use of flashbacks add to — or subtract from — a story. For me, it’s a double-edged sword. I think flashbacks can be a great storytelling tool and weapon in a writers’ arsenal, but...
Multiple Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Erik Bork (BAND OF BROTHERS) defends SAVE THE CAT and other story "paradigms" as helpful tools, but not panaceas.