The Process of Plotting Fiction – 2

The Process of Plotting Fiction – 2

Part 1 in the series. I’ve concluded that plotting for plot’s sake is a mathematical exercise doomed to yield soulless results. Join me now in part two of my series on the process of plotting fiction. Starting with plot and ending with plot isn’t storytelling, it’s...
The Process of Plotting Fiction – 1

The Process of Plotting Fiction – 1

I have a mental/emotional block when it comes to hashing out plot. I take some comfort in knowing I’m not alone in this, but I’ve decided that it’s time to address the problem directly. Let’s talk about the process of plotting fiction. Here’s a...
Hollywood Doesn’t Respect Screenwriters

Hollywood Doesn’t Respect Screenwriters

Listen up. This is important: Hollywood doesn’t respect screenwriters. Like at all. There’s a test people apply to movies and television called the Bechdel Test. Here’s the gist from Wikipedia: “The Bechdel test asks whether a work of fiction features at least...