How to Write Conflict Between Protagonists

We see conflict all over the place, all the time. Teammates fight. Parents fight. Coworkers fight. Partners fight. People who are on the same team fight each other. It happens. Folks with the same goals and motivations bicker, scrap, punch and kick each other for lots of different reasons. But...
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How To Write A Compelling Underdog in Your Screenplay

They’re scrappy. They’re fun to cheer for. They’re likeable. But they’re also losers. That’s the unusual draw of – and more honest name for – the underdog. They are cinema’s most bankable characters. From Sylvester Stallone’s indomitable Rocky Balboa in Rocky to the fish-out-of-water Gracie Hart in Marc Lawrence’s Miss Congeniality, Hollywood screenplays have...
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A Writer's Breakout with Screenwriter Rob Edwards

Last week we talked about the importance of breaking down the styles of other filmmakers. We said that, if you intend to write something Hitchcock-esque, it's good to watch a little Hitchcock and break it down. It's not only a great way to learn from the legends, but emulating the...
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