Craft

the theory and practise of screenwriting

 Jim

5 Tools For You To Write Gripping Screenplay Scenes

5 Tools For You To Write Gripping Screenplay Scenes

Republished from 11/9/2018 Forget structure. Forget character. Forget concept. Your screenplay is nothing but scenes. So, if your scenes don’t stand out as original or memorable, no one will remember your story, your characters, your concept, or your script, long enough to read it. So, if your protagonist is fired after being called into his […]

 Jordan Trippeer

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Wild Woman

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Wild Woman
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Female Archetypes

As we continue exploring the four major female archetypes, Wise Woman, Wild Woman, Mother and Maiden, let’s consider the Wild Woman. The Wild Woman is perhaps the most dynamic, nebulous, and incomplete archetype of all. Depending on which Jungian psychologist you ask, the Wild Woman is instinctive and born of nature, or she is highly […]

 Jim

15 Types Of Intimacy Between Characters

15 Types Of Intimacy Between Characters

Character interactions in films and television shows are often defined in terms of a dramatic function such as protagonist vs antagonist or main character and their supporting characters. These somewhat narrow definitions facilitate the conflict in the story in terms of opposing beliefs, morals, and goals. Fewer screenwriters examine the more intimate and nuanced bonds […]

 Jordan Trippeer

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Wise Woman

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Wise Woman
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Female Archetypes

Creative Screenwriting Magazine previously explored the four key male archetypes in storytelling – the warrior, the king, the magician, and the lover. As an extension to our articles on character archetypes, we’re focusing on the four main female character archetypes: Wise Woman / Crone Archetype Maiden Archetype Mother Archetype Wild Woman / Enchantress Archetype This […]

 Angela Bourassa

How to Write a Vomit Draft (And Why It’s So Important)

How to Write a Vomit Draft (And Why It’s So Important)

This article was originally published in Creative Screenwriting Magazine in 2018, but we felt it was worthy of a republish. For me – and I think for many writers – the most intimidating part of the writing process is typing the first words of the first draft of a new film or TV script. It’s […]