January 13Unearthing The Wound Of Your Main Character
Backstory forces an Author to consider the justifications that motivate the Main Character.
March 21, 2016The Moment That Means The Most
Understanding why a story works the way it does makes it easier to write one that does.
January 7, 2016Harry Potter Is Not Luke Skywalker
Authors must find the actual source of inequity within their characters. Anything less is pure conjecture.
January 1, 2016Cause And Side-Effects In The Main Character
The difference between Finn the Stormtrooper and Max the Road Warrior.
October 18, 2015The Storyform Does Not Dictate Storytelling
Dramatica is more than paint-by-numbers; it's a way of giving order to your thoughts.
September 17, 2015Where Wants And Needs Come From
Find out the reason why everyone cries out for characters to have wants and needs.
Black Swan and Star Wars: Cousins of Story Structure
These two disparate films share common thematic elements—and it has nothing to do with the Hero's Journey.