4 Steps for Completing Your Story in the New Year

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) January brings a season of new beginnings, re-dedication to lost disciplines, and an opportunity to try experiments that can become habits. Many writers use the new year as a starting place for birthing a new work. Just like with scripts, most writers need structure in their writing routines in order to complete their... Continue Reading →

Dark Desires: 3 Things Your Antagonist Wants

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Despite the fact that many stories pit heroes against non-human forces as their central point of conflict, the vast majority of stories throughout history have been about a hero fighting a single human antagonist. For every San Andreas (man vs. nature) or Jurassic World (man vs. monster), there are 10 films that... Continue Reading →

Impossible Goals, Impossible Obstacles

  Editors Note: This article was originally posted on the ScriptFest Blog. It is reproduced here with permission. By Signe Olynyk (@Screenwriter12) CAUTION – SPOILERS AHEAD (For the movies Life of Pi, Blackhawk Down, Despicable Me, and Wild) Adrift in a raft with a hungry tiger.  Surviving in a downed helicopter in the middle of a... Continue Reading →

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