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...

what is high concept in film

High-concept films generally need a unique hook in the premise or elevator pitch. This element makes the concept stand out from other films. The “wow” factor captures people’s attention and makes them curious to learn more. The unique hook can be an...

Act 3 Save The Cat Style

If you have read Save the Cat by Blake Snyder, he devised a method to prepare for pitches. He noticed that whenever he pitched a movie concept to a movie executive, he always got the same questions.  He then recognized that the question was about specific beats in the...