Whether you need help with character design, story structure, or plot twists, here are my most-read posts over the past 90 days.
Popular Storytelling Tips
The Real Hidden Genius of Pulp Fiction — Here’s why Tarantino’s script works so well
10 Subtly Amazing Moments in Lady Bird — Greta Gerwig’s little details add up
23 of the Best YouTube Channels for Visual Storytellers — Lots of clever examples!
Why We Replaced Heroes with Antiheroes — The major cultural trend in storytelling
The Surprising Theme in Pixar’s Coco — One ironic twist to rule them all
Why Black Sails Has One of the Best Protagonists in TV History — Hail Captain Flint!
The Mystery Box Is Broken, and Here’s How to Fix It — A trope gone very wrong
The Hidden Message in Disney’s Christopher Robin — Winnie the Pooh to the rescue
Cobrai Kai: How to Build Character with Internal Conflict — Johnny vs. Daniel: fight!
How Avengers: Endgame Succeeds — Emotional ensemble storytelling done right
The 3 Story Elements Jumanji Gets Right — Nail these, and your script succeeds
The Story Problems in Molly’s Game — Aaron Sorkin’s script is missing one key thing
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