How To Put a Sympathetic Villain in Your Screenplay

Villains actually do exist and they have reasons for doing the things they do. All villains don’t simply want to “watch the world burn” for no reason, the way Christopher Nolan’s Joker in The Dark Knight did. There is a motive, and it isn’t always pure evil. The main defining attribute of...
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Writing Realistically Flawed Characters

Everyone has flaws. Even if everyone doesn’t agree on what flaws are, all people have them. Faults, imperfections, defects, and weakness are all things that make people less than perfect. And flaws also make characters interesting to watch. Superman is a perfect being, minus his weakness to Kryptonite. His vulnerability...
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How To Create An Intriguing Inciting Incident

  Every single element between the first page and the very last page of a screenplay is arguably the most important, salable thing about it. In this article, the beginning of the plot takes the number one spot. However, the plot really can’t begin being awesome until it is set...
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