GOLDFISH: Save The Cat

The local film co-op’s ‘screenwriter’s circle’ unanimously absolutely hated this script as ‘unfilmable’ and lacking any structured story It really ruffled feathers… one guy even refused to discuss it at all, refusing to say a single word Honestly I was a bit surprised how upset some people were. It got zero positive comments (except one …

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 …

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 …