Pearl city is under siege! Who will save it? More importantly though, who CAN save it? The forces assaulting the place are WAAAAY beyond the skills of its lone superhero SKA… (sorry, “Silent Knight”). What's to be done?! We need a hero… I suspect that one is on his ...
Emotional Charges and Diminishing Returns
Many writing methodologies suggest mapping out the emotional change of each scene. The scene either starts positive, and goes to either negative or “extra positive”, or starts negative and goes to positive or “extra negative” by the end of the scene.
So if a lovelorn ...
I think I spent my Saturday night the same way as plenty of other people did–in a movie theater watching a film based on a book by Stephen King (and No, I am not talking about The Dark Tower). It is still September since the last time I checked ...
THE LAST PART!
This is it! Part Four of the “Comic Toolbox” approach to comedic story structure ...
“I wouldn't give this guy's problems to a monkey on a rock!”
The Story so far…
Who is the Hero
What Does ...
Welcome to part two of a twenty-seven part series about outlining simple comedy plots!
Who is the Hero
What Does the Hero Want?
The Door Opens
The Hero Takes Control
So last week we went over the first two items. A particular character who wants something on a surface level ...
I'm gonna continue for the next two or three weeks about “The Comedy Toolbox” approach to comedy structure.
There is quite a bit of crossover between this method and other methods you've heard of. But that's probably a good thing; there should be some similarity ...
Banes has been doing a series of very intelligent newsposts focusing on the mechanics of comedy over the past few weeks. Today in this Quackcast we go over the first three parts of these reports: Comedic Premise, Comedic Characters, and Good and Bad character traits! This one is just ...