Friday, September 20, 2019
The Inciting Incident in The Martian: The Screenwriting Bit

The Inciting Incident in The Martian: The Screenwriting Bit

What is the inciting incident and how can learning to efficiently develop it improve your story? Let's see what lessons can be learned from The Martian's excellent screenplay. The inciting incident is one of two huge...
Character Goals and Obstacles in The Revenant - The Screenwriting Bit

Character Goals and Obstacles in The Revenant – The Screenwriting Bit

Character goals and goal obstacles in the craft of storytelling make up the core of any narrative and form the basic webbing of its structure, so let's analyse these story elements in The Revenant.Character goals and obstacles are...
conflict in the screenplay story

Conflict in your Screenplay Story

So what the hell is conflict in a story?Conflict is the one component of your screenplay or novel that you must get right above all others. Character, structure, plot and theme are all meaningless if your story...
Rewriting

The Writing Process: Rewriting

Rewriting is a huge part of the writing process, which itself is a long and winding road to creating a superior screenplay, or any other type of fiction writing medium, for that matter.Yet many...
Subverting the Genre in The Conjuring – The Screenwriting Bit

Subverting Genre in The Conjuring – The Screenwriting Bit

Genre is one of the overriding reasons why people return to the cinema - they are looking for something new, something fresh, something they haven't seen before. So, too, are film producers, readers and agents....
Irony and Thematic Metaphor in Elysium - the screenwriting bit

Irony and Thematic Metaphor in Elysium – The Screenwriting Bit

Irony can be found in all stories, both great and small, successful or not, and should be shown through the actions of the characters and plot. In fact, ask any professional writer to give one...