Last year, I had the honor of speaking at STORY EXPO 2013, one of the best screenwriting events of the year in Los Angeles, CA. It was a pleasure to make so many new connections and new friends.
I presented four seminars on two topics; “Cracking Screen Story Structure” and “14 Character Categories in All Successful Screen Stories.” Each seminar was approximately an hour and a half. In these classes, I covered the 23 interlocking actions used in every successful movie to create dynamic heroes and emotion-filled plots, and the 14 character categories that are used by all successful authors.
Both the presenters and the attendees had a unique opportunity to meet each other and share our love of writing and insights in the creation of story. It was just plain fun to be in the presence of so many like-minded people.
Below is an audio excerpt from one of my talks which addressed some of the common stumbling blocks all writers face – like writer’s block. I hope you find it worthwhile.