DZ-44: First Acts and Establishing Characters

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-44.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow can your first act effectively establish your character journey? First Acts are hard. They have to set so much in motion, especially setting up characters. To help them understand how to write effective first acts better, Stu and Chas turn their analytical gaze to a franchise that has […]

DZ-43: Driving Sequences – Character and Plot Intensity

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-43.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadWhat gives your sequences their intensity? Chas and Stu are joined for the fourth time by the inestimable Stephen Cleary – this time to take a deep dive into sequences. A real deep dive. A 3+ hour deep dive. Stephen postulates that sequences can compel the audience in […]

DZ-42: One-Shot – Character Worldview & Macro POV

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-42.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadWhat screenwriting lessons can be we learn from SPLIT? In our first (and perhaps last) one-shot, we take a close look at the M. Night Shyamalan’s┬áSPLIT. Rather than having one topic with many examples, we use the one example to look at many topics. Well, okay, a few […]