by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) There’s been a tremendous amount of discussion about killing characters this week, as HBO revealed whether a key character on Game of Thrones was actually dead or alive. The discussion had merit, as HBO, and especially Game of Thrones, has a habit of killing off significant characters in their narratives. Obviously, any... Continue Reading →
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Many writers realize later in life that they should have paid more attention in high school. One of the most significant subjects you might have slept through was Greek mythology. Knowing the classic tales that have undergirded Western culture is actually one of the most powerful tools a writer can have in... Continue Reading →
Danny Manus of No Bull Script Consulting recently wrote a great article for Script Magazine about the lack of strong, well-rounded, likeable female characters on the silver screen these days. I highly recommend reading the full article, but here are a few of the highlights: Recently, at the Final Draft Screenwriting Awards, the infamous Nancy Meyers labeled... Continue Reading →
Jerry Flattum of Script Magazine recently put together a great resource of all the different character types you can turn to create your next super villain or misunderstood heroine.