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Does Your Hero Need an Intimate Opponent?

In some stories, facing the external antagonist or an obstacle (we covered this subject here) isn’t going to work for the hero. If that is the case, your protagonist may need an intimate opponent. An intimate opponent is someone close to the main character, someone,… Read more

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Let’s Talk About Theatrical Distribution Window!

Recently James Murdoch said that theatrical window “is gone for good”. If it’s true, what that means for us, indie filmmakers and content creators, who rely on video/film as part of our creative work? Well, this is what I think will happen: Film/video distribution will… Read more

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Is Your Hero Facing External Antagonist or Obstacle?

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What Is at Stake for Your Character?

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. If the character in your story doesn’t want anything, doesn’t have any goals, and not much is at stake for them for not reaching those goals, you’re risking that your story will feel flat and forced. If the stakes… Read more

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Writing A Screenplay: The Main Character

As writers, we all know that our audience (readers first, before the screenplay can be turned into a film) need to care for the main character. If they don’t… well, the script will be disappointing for them and, most likely, that will be a pass.… Read more