A Guide to Naming Your Characters

A Guide to Naming Your Characters

Choosing names for your characters is an important part of the writing process. The names you choose will not only indicate what type of character it is, but also make them easier to read on the page. In a screenplay or teleplay, the names of your main characters...
Choosing and Introducing Your Focus Characters

Choosing and Introducing Your Focus Characters

Oftentimes the new screenwriter will populate their spec with numerous characters. But how many characters are too many? It all depends on the type of story you’re telling. Who is this story about? It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple story or a complex story, it should...
What Is Nonlinear Storytelling?

What Is Nonlinear Storytelling?

“A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.” – Jean-Luc Godard In my last article I discussed frame stories and isolated flashbacks. But what if there are several flashbacks in your story? What if we keep...