Orphan, Wanderer, Warrior, Martyr

Jamie Nash recently found and shared this image, from Stanley Williams’s Moral Premise site: This is really something; I’ve often idly thought of unifying all of the various story structure writers’ ideas (and especially, terminologies) into one. They’re mostly talking about the same things, only in different terms. Someone beat me to it! Especially if …

(Not) Writing TAKE 28 (Yet)

I know I could get some local producers to read this script, if I only had a script.  I could get producers I have no connection to yet to look at it.  I feel I could talk my way into directing it, too.  It’s a great concept for a production (concept courtesy of Jamie Nash). …

For Sale By Superhero

Amazon Studios just posted a “test movie” of FOR SALE BY SUPERHERO, written by Jamie Nash and Mistah Pete Barnstrom. I started watching and soon wondered if it wasn’t over-focusing on the Opening and set up, until I got curious and checked the scroll bar. Sure enough, the test movie is actually comprised of the …

Patterns: Beating sheets

I was asked recently (by a novelist) “how do you do a beat sheet”? It gets easier the more you do, though there’s no science to it; people  certainly disagree on them.  I put a lot of time and energy into unravelling THE DARK KNIGHT, which I found mystifying; I’ve read other versions that I …