January 5The Collective Goal of an Ensemble Piece
Complete stories do not require a single Hero with a single Goal.
October 17, 2016The Essence of Dramatic Tension
January 13, 2016Reassessing The Sicario Analysis
You can't have a Goal without Consequences--negative repercussions of failing to resolve the inequity.
January 2, 2016A Story Goal Of The Present
Sophistication in storytelling can be found in unique and unseen story goals.
Generating Dramatic Tension Within Each Act Of Your Story: Part One
Understanding how your characters feel requires stepping out of their shoes and looking at them from a dispassionate objective view.
Finding The Major Dramatic Question Of Your Story
An accurate account of the tension within a story requires writers to take an objective view of their story.
9 Steps Towards Telling Your Story
Create a framework of narrative around the events in your life and transform the inconsequential into something truly meaningful.
The Tragedy of James Bond the Antagonist
It can be misleading to suggest that Bond works against a successful resolution.
The Relationship Behind Every Great Story
Understand what must be done for the relationship to succeed and you will find the source of conflict between them.
The True Champion of Chinatown
The identity of the real Protagonist in this narrative will shock you.