Writing Challenge: Third Act Decision

To this day, I think this may be the sequence that writers struggle with the most. Why do writers struggle with it so much? Because they want to rush through it to get to the big moment!

Writing Challenge: Midpoint

One of two things will happen in the Midpoint of a film. Either the introduction of a new character, or the introduction of a new situation. In this film, we’re introduced to the antagonist. Most films will use this moment to introduce a love interest, but not “Knives Out”…

Writing Challenge: Progress / Reversal

To kick off Act Two, I thought it’d be best to look at both the Progress and First Reversal sequences. Today we’ll look at “D2: The Mighty Ducks”, because no one knows how to show progress like a good sports training montage.

Writing Challenge: First Act Decision

This is it. This sequence is the moment that your audience showed up to see. In the Pre-Existing Life (sequence one) we established who your character is and what they want. In the Inciting Incident (sequence two), something happened to get in their way. Now, something is going to happen that will push your protagonist to make a decision that drives the whole movie.

Writing Challenge for Quarantine Life

There’s been a lot of discussion online about people using this available time to write that script they’ve been dreaming of… as well as the reactions of people championing the idea of relaxing and not putting that kind of pressure in ourselves in this limited time. I vote we land somewhere in the middle.