Tom Stempel examines the blockbusters, Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Year of the Spectacular Men, and Let the Sunshine In, to showcase the screenwriters' choices for their female characters.
Do your characters fall flat? Dr. Format, Dave Trottier, discusses great techniques to use for building and revealing character.
Is Wonder Woman or Atomic Blonde your ideal "strong" female character? Muriel Stockdale offers insights that might make you think twice about how to create a truly inspiring female character.
From ad agency to screenwriter, David Flanagan's independent films feature box-office stars such as Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Perry, Rob Schneider and more.
Joy Cheriel Brown demonstrates five ways to ensure your screenplays represent diversity through either race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, or religion.
The dictionary defines dilemma as a situation with a choice to be made in which neither alternative is acceptable. Two equally unacceptable alternatives—two equally painful choices. Stewart Farquhar shares tips for creating dilemma in story for both the antagonist and protagonist.
The biography work you do on your primary characters is essential to creating compelling characters. Sally B. Merlin explains how the more you know, the more they'll know.
The latest women in action at the box office would share enthralling stories if we asked, “What do you do?” Go beyond a character’s career and explore what she does in the plot to develop complex female characters actors want to play—and audiences want to watch.
Script reader and story consultant, Stewart Farquhar, gives advice on how to engage a reader by creating an emotional connection with the characters and story.
Jen Grisanti shares the storytelling and character development lessons learned from attending Mindvalley Reunion. Meditation and exploration of wound can help you create more compelling characters and story.