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How and Why to Write a Good Logline

By on November 30, 2017 in Tips and Tactics, Tools with 96 Comments
How and Why to Write a Good Logline

The essentials for writing an effective logline.

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What’s in a Name? Why a Good Title Matters.

By on October 19, 2017 in Tips and Tactics, Tools with 6 Comments
What’s in a Name? Why a Good Title Matters.

Your title is the headline of your story.

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Using the Beats for Series Planning and Creating Distinctive Characters

By on September 15, 2017 in About the Beats, Novel Writing, Tools
Using the Beats for Series Planning and Creating Distinctive Characters

An author needed a structural tool.

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2 Re-Discovered Blake Snyder Interviews

By on September 3, 2017 in Tips and Tactics, Tools
2 Re-Discovered Blake Snyder Interviews

Hear what successful scripts have in common.

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Discovering Your Theme Through Genre – Part 2

By on August 11, 2017 in Genre, Tools
Discovering Your Theme Through Genre – Part 2

Understand how you can guide your characters.

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Discovering Your Theme Through Genre – Part 1

By on August 4, 2017 in Genre, Tools with 12 Comments
Discovering Your Theme Through Genre – Part 1

Guide your characters towards discovering the theme of their story in a natural way.

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The Impact of Character Transformation in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

By on May 19, 2017 in About the Beats, Tools
The Impact of Character Transformation in <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i>

See how a tale of transformation enchants.

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Turn the Beats Around

By on April 21, 2017 in About the Beats, Tools
Turn the Beats Around

The beat sheet can be a testament to your ability to challenge yourself.

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Beats-ing Writer’s Block

By on March 17, 2017 in Tips and Tactics, Tools
Beats-ing Writer’s Block

Getting unstuck can be as simple as starting with a beat.

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Story Beats in the Songs: The Lyrics of Disney’s Moana

By on March 3, 2017 in About the Beats, Tools
Story Beats in the Songs: The Lyrics of Disney’s <i>Moana</i>

How lyrics provide beats.

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