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Writing Great Characters for the Stage and Screen: Part 2 – COMEDY

If you recall, in the last video, we talked about how your main characters need to have a strong “want” and then they are forced to deal with all of the obstacles in the way of achieving their goal. We also talked about how every compelling character has distinct personality traits – a combination of Read the Rest…

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Writing Great Characters for the Screen, Novels and Stage Plays – Part One

So what comes first – the development of fascinating and compelling characters? Or creating the world (or the story) in which the characters participate? It can work both ways, but you have a big advantage if you start with some unique and complex characters to begin with. So, let’s jump in and look at a Read the Rest…

Be Your Own Creative Genius

How to Tap Into Your Own Personal ‘Creative Genius’

Writing is such a great opportunity for you to express your “one-of-a-kind” self uniquely, so it’s important to know how you can best access your own personal authentic voice. There is only one “you”… No one else has had your exact life experiences; the triumphs or the challenges. No one else is living your soul’s Read the Rest…

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Actors Writing Your own Material

The biggest mistake most actors make is leaving it to their agent to establish a career for him or her. Then there is the smaller percentage of go-getters who know very well that the agent is only responsible for 10 percent of their work – so they create or write their own opportunities. This way Read the Rest…

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How to Cultivate Great Story Ideas, Part 2

How do you develop an idea? Where do you even begin if you don’t know what you want to write next? Or, perhaps you have so many options, you don’t know which one to focus on. I am going task you SIX KEY QUESTIONS, and then I want you to answer them from your heart Read the Rest…