Discover the new Hero Goal Sequences method for screenwriters and novelists to create dynamic heroes and powerful stories that get deals.

The Story Solution

“A clear path to a Hollywood sale.”
– Erica Byrne, Screenwriter

Hear Eric Edson Speak About Story Structure

THE STORY SOLUTION offers a completely new approach to building powerful screen stories that will keep producers, agents and audiences glued to their chairs. Accomplished screenwriter and university professor Eric Edson reveals the 23 actions used in every successful movie to create dynamic, three-dimensional heroes while linking together all parts of a captivating screenplay.

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Eric Edson

About The Author

Eric Edson has written seventeen feature screenplays on assignment for such companies as Sony, Warner Brothers, Disney, 20th Fox, ABC Motion Pictures, Lifetime, Showtime, NBC, ABC and TNT. He is Professor of Screenwriting and Director of the Graduate Program in Screenwriting at California State University, Northridge.

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Audio Clips

Create Characters for Your Stories

Below are audio excerpts to help you understand how to create better characters for your stories.

Love Interest Character
Mentor Character
Sidekick Character
Adversary Character
Endangered Innocent Character

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