On The Page: Pilar Alessandra on Character Arc and How It Relates to the Hero’s Journey

On The Page: Pilar Alessandra on Character Arc and How It Relates to the Hero’s Journey

By: Andrew Schwartz On The Page is a weekly podcast hosted by Pilar Alessandra, a writing teacher and former story analyst
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Creative Differences 101: Lessons from the Firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Creative Differences 101: Lessons from the Firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller

By: Christopher Osterndorf It's common knowledge by now Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from the directing duties on the upcoming Stars Wars
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4 Reasons The Mummy Fails as a Launchpad For Universal’s “Dark Universe”

4 Reasons The Mummy Fails as a Launchpad For Universal’s “Dark Universe”

Whether you’re building one film or several with story threads and characters that intertwine, you need a solid foundation with
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4 Concrete Ways to Craft Genuinely Likable Characters

4 Concrete Ways to Craft Genuinely Likable Characters

It’s often argued that for a script to work, the main character or characters need to be likable. Now, there
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The Secret to Creating Multidimensional Characters

The Secret to Creating Multidimensional Characters

By Britton Perelman   Characters must be three-dimensional. We hear this phrase all the time, yet there’s never a corresponding blueprint
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Writing for Television: Lessons from Shonda Rhimes’ MasterClass

Writing for Television: Lessons from Shonda Rhimes’ MasterClass

By: Terri Emerson Shonda Rhimes never doubted that she could be successful at whatever she wanted to do with her life. She
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Suspense. It’s a concept associated with horror and yet seldom the focal point – well at least not in this day…

Review: Logan Delivers Brutal, Beautiful Sendoff

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After Days of Future Past and the personification of doom that was Apocalypse, one might be excused for wondering whether…

Review: John Wick: Chapter 2 is a Satisfyingly Symphonic Sequel

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Keanu Reeves returns as the titular protagonist, a retired hit man who just wants to grieve in peace.   Everything…

Review: The Red Turtle Says More With Less

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Simplicity can be a complex thing.  Take the old folktale of Trang Quynh, for example – a recipient of the…

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