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-40: Tactics and Scenes

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-40.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow do tactics make your characters and scenes more dynamic? In this episode, Stu and Chas turn their gaze to the “tactics” that characters use in scenes to get what they want. Tactics are how the characters try to achieve their goals and (we reckon) can be revealing of the essence of their […]