Hero’s Journey In The Wire

The Wire has a Hero’s Journey, in case you missed it.  It is also the one TV show I keep going back to. The HBO production first aired in June 2002, and since then, the show won a large following of people who – like me – call it the best show on TV, ever. The original broadcasts were in standard definition, … Read More

Write What You Know… And Other Stupid Advice For Screenwriters

Writing is done in isolation.  It drives you batty sometimes.  Like anything that bleeds, you leave a writer alone for long enough and they’ll snap. by The Single Screenwriter And snapping gets in the way of the writing, no matter what form the meltdown takes – deviant binges, forced stays in a luxury padded cell, swat team take-downs – so … Read More

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Emotional Logic in the Hero’s Journey

I started blogging when I realized the greatest weakness in Australian screenplays was structure. Since then I have studied story structure to the point some people now call me “Structure Man” and others call me ‘Cookie Cutter’. by Karel Segers This post is for those in the latter category. Those who claim that overly structured stories don’t work. Let me … Read More