August 14, 2012

The Human Touch: Humanizing Your Main Character

I’ve been working with a client on a script for the past couple of months, and a familiar problem reared its ugly head. The script had […]
August 13, 2011

Love Your Hero Enough to Make Her Flawed

The best heroes have something wrong with them. That’s usually why they have to go on the journeys they’re on. They have some flaw or some […]
August 12, 2011

Wading Into the Shallow End of the Character Depth Pool

One of the most difficult things about writing a screenplay is creating characters with depth. When I evaluate scripts , I notice that most people seem […]
May 20, 2011

Who’s Got Your back? Missing the Mentor In Screenplays.

I’ve noticed recently when covering scripts that a lot of screenwriters are missing mentors for their heroes. Though not necessarily essential, a mentor can be a […]