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Three or Four?

A properly structured screenplay must have three acts… Or four? I have said before that the model you use to improve your screenwriting is your own choice. At the end of the day it is all academic. Whatever works for you. The Dept Revisited – A rerun of the best of the Story Dept. A few things to consider before … Read More

Video: Save The Cat

If you’ve heard of Blake Snyder but never read any of his books, you might wonder what that Save The Cat phrase really is about. Using four examples of STC moments, Steve White explains clearly and simply how to set up the hero’s core of redeemability. The four movies are: Aladdin, Sea Of Love, Heist and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Two Journeys of Change

A day in Michael Hauge’s romcom seminar inspired me to republish this brief article I wrote about a year and a half ago. Hauge claims the Inner and Outer Journey run in parallel. I think he’s right, with one small caveat. A gorgeous Sunday morning in a Manly cafe with a view on the ocean. Perfect circumstances to switch off. … Read More