Kevin Nelson

Applying Symbolism to Your Script

Applying Symbolism to Your Script

We previously discussed why symbols are used in screenwriting. In this follow-up article Creative Screenwriting Magazine contributor, Kevin Nelson discusses how to apply your knowledge of symbols to your screenplay.   1) Genre   Genres rely on conventional narrative elements that invite certain story expectations and garner specific emotional responses. There are four major genres […]

 Kevin Nelson

Symbolism In Screenwriting

Symbolism In Screenwriting

Everyone gets lost sometimes. In order to find our way back from our wanderings, we search for familiar markers, signs, or symbols to guide us where we need to go, whether in our lives or stories. So let’s not search blindly through the forest or gaze at the heavens for answers, but huddle our minds […]