Star Trek: The Case for Writing a Screenplay with Dramatica
In this episode we explore the magic behind the Dramatica theory of story and why it worked wonders for the first Star Trek reboot in 2009…so why didn’t they use it again for Star Trek:Beyond?
The Difference Between Star Trek and Star Wars
In this episode we look at the differences between Star Trek and Star Wars from a Dramatica point-of-view; looking at the structural differences in their narratives.
Supercharging the Conflict in Your Story
Insight into how to really use Dramatica to increase the level on conflict in every story. Also, an analysis of the Angry Birds movie, and follow-up!
Batman vs. Superman vs. Deadpool
In this episode we take a look at two blockbuster comic book movies…without actual stories. Why then did one do better than the other? Also, a recap on last week’s Zootopia analysis.
Zootopia and Batman Begins
A new format finds me discussing rough drafts of articles and analyses coming out this week. On deck: Zooptopia and Batman Begins.
Making Things Uncomfortable for Your Main Character
Main Characters don’t grow on their own—they need someone to come along who sees the world in a completely different light. They need an Influence Character.
How to End Writer's Block Forever
Our article on how to end writer’s block forever, and our deep thematic analysis of Brooklyn.