Whether you need help with character design, story structure, or plot twists, here are my most-read posts over the past 60 days.

Popular Storytelling Tips

The Hidden Genius of Pulp Fiction — Tarantino’s script nails a key storytelling need

10 Subtly Amazing Moments in Lady Bird — Why Greta Gerwig’s little details add up

23 of the Best YouTube Channels for Visual Storytellers — Lots of clever examples!

The Mystery Box Is Broken, and Here’s How to Fix It — A trope gone very wrong

Why We Replaced Heroes with Antiheroes — The major cultural trend in storytelling

The Story Problems in Molly’s Game — Aaron Sorkin’s script is missing something big

How Tag Hid a Heartfelt Movie in a Crass Comedy — Slapstick, but make it resonate

Three-Act Structure in Movies, Explained — How most Hollywood screenplays work

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!

Does Every Marvel Movie Tell the Same Story? — Why they all seem so familiar…

The Hidden Message in Disney’s Christopher Robin — Winnie the Pooh to the rescue?

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