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...
The Frame Story and the Flashback

The Frame Story and the Flashback

Flashbacks can be utilized for several reasons in a script. If you want to reveal a plot point from the past or something about a character that needs illuminating, a flashback might be the best route to take. Sometimes this storytelling technique can become a crutch,...
How To Write a Winning Spec Script

How To Write a Winning Spec Script

Writing a television spec script is demanding, but winning a major writing competition with one is far more difficult. We sat down with Meghan Fitzmartin, winner of the Big Break Hour-Long category for her spec of Arrow to uncover the secrets behind her winning...
How to Write a Coming-of-Age Superhero Tale

How to Write a Coming-of-Age Superhero Tale

G.W. Freund and Daniel Bonjour set out to do two things with their winning spec script, Breedlove. The first was to tell a relatable, coming-of-age story. The second was to infuse the characters with raw, powerful emotions. The fact that the story revolves around a...