Tag: story

5 Story Lessons from Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’

This article was originally posted on LA Screenwriter. It is republished with permission by the author. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Plenty of aspiring screenwriters can write a good script. They know how to format, they know all about structure and pacing and even character development and arcs. But the big piece of the pie that keeps…
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June 4, 2019 0

6 Writing Lessons from AVENGERS: ENDGAME

I want to take a look at some of the story lessons that can be learned from Avengers: Endgame. I’m writing this from a screenwriting perspective, but these lessons are applicable to storytellers of any type.


May 21, 2019 0

Writing Prompts – Round 22

  The Write/LA FINAL DEADLINE is less than a week away! As you make your plans for Labor Day, remember to finalize that pilot or screenplay and send it in before midnight on Sunday! If you need a little extra motivation, take a peak at our amazing prizes one more time. And, as always, check…
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August 27, 2018 0
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6 Ways to Research Your Next Script (and Why It Matters)

This article originally appeared on LA Screenwriter. It is reprinted here with permission. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Write what you know. That’s the old adage that every writer has heard a thousand times. But what does it really mean? Does it mean that your main character should be a version of yourself? No. It means…
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August 23, 2018 0

Infographic – 5 Ways to Break Down the Structure of Moana

This article originally appeared on Script Magazine. It is re-printed here with permission. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) I have a toddler, so I’m constantly prowling Netflix for a new kid’s show or movie that will help my son simmer down before bedtime and, just as importantly, won’t drive me crazy. In my eternal search I’ve…
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April 19, 2018 0

6 Cross-Genre Story Lessons from A QUIET PLACE

This article originally appeared on Medium. It is reprinted here with permission.   by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Fair warning: there are spoilers ahead. I never go see horror movies. Never. I wait until they’re available to buy or stream, and then — only if I’m incredibly intrigued by the concept — will I watch a horror movie in the middle of the afternoon…
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April 12, 2018 0