Art of Dramatic Writing, Part 5: When You Write Your Script

Are You Ready to Write Your Script…? Egri offers a checklist for making sure you’ve put the necessary thought into your work before you start.  If you’ve done the following 11 steps, your script will be ready to go! Formulate a premise. Choose the protagonist. Choose the antagonist. Create a unity of opposites. Choose the … More Art of Dramatic Writing, Part 5: When You Write Your Script

Art of Dramatic Writing, Part 4: Crisis, Climax and Resolution

Once you’ve defined your premise and created 3-dimensional characters with a “Unity of Opposites,” how to realize your plot on the page…? Point of Attack At what point do you attack a story?  People always say “start late, end early.”  What does that really mean?  What sets a story in motion?  What makes a character … More Art of Dramatic Writing, Part 4: Crisis, Climax and Resolution

Plotline Essentials:  “The 8 C’s”

Plotlines vs Loglines As we discussed last week, plotlines and loglines are different. Loglines are selling tools designed to excite an audience.  Plotlines are designed to help you, the writer, clearly understand the beginning, middle and end of your script. A good plotline will distill the essential dramatic elements of your script down to their … More Plotline Essentials:  “The 8 C’s”