Category: Script Writing

  • The Existential Dilemma

    The Existential Dilemma

    An essential scene in all story design where the ‘hero’ comes up against an outside force that shakes the very foundation of his/her/their journey. After analyzing the ‘new situation’ the hero will quit (not an option) or double down the effort to complete the Journey. It will take a new approach and/or a new outlook…

  • The Premise

    The Premise

    Eventually, with absolute certainty, you need to know your Premise! It can go by the name Controlling Idea (Robert Mckee), Main Theme or Premise (Laois Egri). Premise is not to be confused with concept. Premise is a value plus charge to prove an idea/argument. To reiterate, eventually you must be able to state a well-defined…