3 Ways to Use Details to Add Layers to Your Story

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Imagining worlds is one of the most rewarding aspects of telling stories. We see people and places in the eye of our mind, complete with specific costumes, vivid landscapes, and precise hues. Many writers revel in including these details in their scripts. And while a meaningful description of a character’s physical appearance... Continue Reading →

3 Cures for the Third Act Blues

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) I’ve lost count of the number of writers I’ve consulted with who got stuck after the second act of their script and never finished it. At first glance, this may seem surprising to those who couldn’t imagine stopping after getting through the drudges of the lengthy second act. But most of us... Continue Reading →

7 Story Lessons from the Films of A24

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) A24 might not be a household name in the tradition of Warner Bros or Paramount Pictures. However, few companies have brought as much high quality storytelling to the screen as consistently as they have over the past few years. When sophisticated movie goers see their logo before a trailer, we know what... Continue Reading →

7 Story Secrets from Netflix

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Pop culture and media historians will be examining Netflix for decades to come, trying to figure out how a company that began as a membership-based DVD rental program managed to, in a short amount of time, change the television landscape, bring chaos to the cable industry, and crash the Emmy awards. It’s... Continue Reading →

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