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“D” is for Defense Mechanism
These categories can help you develop and dimensionalize characters – and to help shape storylines – in any kind of fiction. Of course, it made me proud that my favorite personal defense mechanism is Humor, which is considered a ‘Mature’ defense.
Character, Action and Theme – from Jennine Ianouette
A great way to think about what kind of story you’re telling – or different dimensions in your story – from Jennine Ianouette: https://www.screentakes.com/finding-new-screenplay-structures/
Character Hierarchy: All Characters Might be Created Equal, but They Shouldn’t be in the Rewrite
Differentiating characters helps the reader read: “A” level characters have 3 dimensions, “B” level 2. It’s ok if the rest have only 1 dimension.
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Sometimes a Story is Plural: Use Vonnegut’s Axis to Develop Character Storylines
In case you’re not familiar with Vonnegut’s Axis, it’s a brilliant tool for analyzing stories that have already been written (see Vonnegut’s brilliant exegesis here), but I’ve just found a … Continue reading
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It’s practically 2015 and gender representation in media is still not nearly equal. In your own spec writing at least, do the world a favor and give your ensemble… The … Continue reading