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Writer’s Block – Myth or Reality?

I recently script edited a talented writer who wrote a terrific story outline, an excellent scene-by-scene breakdown but, when it came to the first draft, instead of flying through it and delivering on the promise of her preparation, she not … Continue reading

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How to Structure An Emotional Arc

In a single narrative, it’s satisfying to an audience if the character changes. It doesn’t matter whether the character is a better or worse person, what’s important is that they’re not emotionally static. So the obstacles that you throw at … Continue reading


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As a reader and script editor, there are a few story beginnings I see so often that each time, my heart sinks a little. Even if the rest of the narrative is brilliant, a cliché opening sends a negative signal … Continue reading

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