A Work in Progress – Short Film by Wes Ball

One aspect of filmmaking that I wish I embraced early on is the art of the short film.  These days more than ever it’s a great medium with so many people online and using youtube. There are tons of great 48 hour film challenges.  Gearing up for another one in...

Key Elements Of Story

I asked the Chat GPT plus with a book creator plugin to help me write a military science fiction novel and it gave me a great outline of the basic things needed to get started which I want to share.  1. Setting – **World-Building**: Describe the universe where...

Character Arc

Beliefs Wants Need Character Arc Defined Character arc refers to the transformation or development undergone by a character throughout a story. It’s essentially the journey that a character takes from one emotional, psychological, or moral state to another....

Bad Guys Close In

Explanation of bad guys close in? The “Bad Guys Close In” beat is a storytelling trope commonly found in literature, film, television, and other narrative forms. It typically occurs in the middle of a story, after the protagonist has encountered initial...

Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s Journey is a narrative framework popularized by mythologist Joseph Campbell in his book “The Hero with a Thousand Faces.” It outlines a typical pattern in many myths, legends, and stories from various cultures throughout history. The...