This week I’m talking with illustrator Daniel Heard about the difference between a story and a series-of-events-that-happen.
The Thor trailer was good, but it didn’t have enough banjos.
How do I make this a story and not a series-of-events-that-happen?
Inciting event, and the protagonist has to deal with it
The Hollywood formula (see another great treatment of the formula on Writing Excuses)
There’s what the story is about, but then there’s what the story is actually about.
What makes a person civilized?
It’s easy to point at someone and say “you’re not civilized.”
Kentuckian? Is that a word?