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 — Tarantino’s script does something crucial
23 of the Best YouTube Channels for Visual Storytellers — Lots of clever examples!
10 Subtly Amazing Moments in Lady Bird — Why Greta Gerwig’s little details add up
The Surprising Theme in Pixar’s Coco — One ironic twist to rule them all
Why We Replaced Heroes with Antiheroes — The major cultural trend in storytelling
The Mystery Box Is Broken, and Here’s How to Fix It — A trope gone very wrong
Does Every Marvel Movie Tell the Same Story? — Why they all seem so familiar…
The 3 Story Elements Jumanji Gets Right — There’s a reason it made over $400M
How Tag Hid a Heartfelt Movie in a Crass Comedy — Slapstick, but make it resonate
The Hidden Message in Disney’s Christopher Robin — Winnie the Pooh to the rescue?
Why Avengers: Endgame Is So Emotionally Effective — Character arcs done right
Why Black Sails Has One of the Best Protagonists in TV History — Hail Captain Flint!
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