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August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

“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.

December 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

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/

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

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.

October 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

The ultimate writer’s resource just got realer! Kickstarting this month: “Miller’s Compendium of Timeless Tools for the Modern Writer”

The Compendium’s Kickstarter campaign is Popular in Publishing and Staff Pick at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1060921494/millers-compendium-a-comprehensive-writers-referen The campaign ends July 10, but don’t wait! – Pre-order the book today – Consider buying an … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

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January 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Bechdel Test (revised & illustrated) now featuring the Angry Black Woman

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

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