Sunday, November 11, 2012

Transcript Scott Myers of Go Into the Story and Julie Gray


Scriptchat TOPIC:
EURO: Guest Julie Gray @julie_gray discussing character arc
USA: Scott Myers @GoIntoTheStory chatting about character-driven screenwriting

We are honored to have had two fantastic guests in one day, helping screenwriters around the world develop the best characters possible for their stories. Scott Myers was so hot with the tips, he ended up in Twitter Jail! You’ll want to read every tweet from Julie and Scott and bookmark this page for future reference. Enjoy! @jeannevb

EURO moderator: Teenie Russell @teenierussell
USA moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman @jeannevb

EURO CHAT:

@teenierussell: It's #scriptchat O'Clock! Come join us with your questions as we chat to @Julie_Gray #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 7:59 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @Julie_Gray: Come join @teenierussell and I on #scriptchat as we discuss character arc! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:00 pm        



 
@teenierussell: Hello @Julie_Gray ! Thank you for joining us once again on #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:00 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @ijoda07 Hello Jo #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:00 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Hey Teenie! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:01 pm        



 
@teenierussell: If you haven't already, you can read @Julie_Gray 's Bio here - http://t.co/e3J2UECH #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:01 pm        



 
@TaroJ: Hi @Julie_Gray thanks for joining us tonight #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:02 pm        



 
@teenierussell: Let's talk Character Arc! Does anyone have any questions for Julie? Now is your chance! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:02 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Hey Taro! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:02 pm        



 
@eising: @teenierussell @Julie_Gray Hi there! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:03 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Hi Eising! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:04 pm        



 
@teenierussell: I have a question: do only protagonists usually have an arc or do supporting characters also arc? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:05 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Generally the protag is the focus but sometimes a buddy might too. Much less so. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:06 pm        



 
@Bang2write: @teenierussell in the best films all characters have an arc, tho secondary characters' primary function is to help/hinder protag #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:06 pm        



 
@OfficeMansuri: #Writing a time travel sci-fi spec? Some ground rules for ya. #scriptchat http://t.co/6Rnfkd20
November 11, 2012, 8:06 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Hey Lucy! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:07 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @Julie_Gray how about a villain? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:07 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: No, a villian should be 100% focused on his or her goal. No arc. Total focus on what he/she wants. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:08 pm        



 
@simone257: Hey scriptchatters.. is there a specific topic today? (sorry, been out of the loop for too long) #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:08 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: The main character is who we identify with, who we root for. That is why the arc is critical. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:08 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @simone257 hi there. Jump right in, we're chatting to guest @Julie_Gray about character arcs #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:09 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @Julie_Gray: No, a villian should be 100% focused on his or her goal. No arc. Total focus on what he/she wants. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:09 pm        



 
@DavidPalliser: @Julie_Gray would it be simplistic to say supporting characters have less need to change? we like them to stay same for clarity? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:09 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @Julie_Gray: The main character is who we identify with, who we root for. That is why the arc is critical. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:09 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Right away I have to mention the One Scene, One Page, 3 Words competition we have. http://t.co/AkdJVjS9 #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:09 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: You get 3 words in the scene and this month it is Oyster, Toaster, Sitar. Crazy. Fun. http://t.co/AkdJVjS9 #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:10 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Yes, David, much like characters in a sitcom. Their stasis is comforting. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:10 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @Julie_Gray: Right away I have to mention the One Scene, One Page, 3 Words competition we have. http://t.co/EyAJjguW #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:10 pm        



 
@TaroJ: RT @Julie_Gray: Right away I have to mention the One Scene, One Page, 3 Words competition we have. http://t.co/AkdJVjS9 #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:11 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @Julie_Gray haha, I cannot right now imagine how those words could possibly go together. Sounds fun! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:11 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: You can't arc a character much in 1 page but that's not the point of the 1 Scene, 1 page exercise. It's just fun. Back 2 arc... #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:11 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: I usually choose words that are almost impossible to put together, lol! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:12 pm        



 
@simone257: Does anybody else feel that good arcs are rare these days? (watched Arbitrage last night - good acting and all but no arcs) #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:12 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: I like to teach writers to really NAIL arc. Don't worry about what you see in movies.. know the rules b4 you break them.... #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:13 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: I also think that really connecting with arc is a great therapeutic exercise, since we evolve all the time ourselves... #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:13 pm        



 
@kimnunley: Had an awesome time at yesterday's @BlueCatPictures screenwriting workshop in SF. @vigiledelfuoco #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:14 pm        



 
@ijoda07: @Julie_Gray OK abt rules - should arc be internally or externally motivated? Or both? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:14 pm        



 
@eising: @Julie_Gray Any (famous or financially succesful) examples of movies which tried to arc a villain as well, and failed? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:14 pm        



 
@TaroJ: How do you avoid a formulaic character arc? Are there examples of really inventive ways of a char arc? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:14 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: As I said at the LSF: don't fall in love with your character on page one, fall in love with who they become in the end.... #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:14 pm        



 
@ijoda07: @eising STAR WARS - Darth Vader . #scriptchat (though was successful)
November 11, 2012, 8:14 pm        



 
@ijoda07: RT @Julie_Gray: As I said at the LSF: don't fall in love with your character on page one, fall in love with who they become in the end.... #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:14 pm        



 
@janetvaneeden: RT @Julie_Gray: As I said at the LSF: don't fall in love with your character on page one, fall in love with who they become in the end.... #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:15 pm        



 
@petewrites: @Julie_Gray nice to hear you say that #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:15 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: @ijoda arc is ultimately driven by an internal wound, something that needs to be addressed. But the flaw creates outer conflict #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:15 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: If you character has no arc, then what are we rooting for? The storyline flatlines. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:15 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @Julie_Gray: As I said at the LSF: dont fall in love with your character on pg1, fall in love with who they become in the end #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:15 pm        



 
@janetvaneeden: RT @Julie_Gray: Right away I have to mention the One Scene, One Page, 3 Words competition we have. http://t.co/AkdJVjS9 #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@ijoda07: RT @Julie_Gray: @ijoda arc is ultimately driven by an internal wound, something that needs to be addressed. But the flaw creates outer conflict #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@janetvaneeden: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 1-hour video presentation: Actor-screenwriter Robert Ben Garant [Night at the Museum] http://t.co/GvRNSicx #screenwriting #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@janetvaneeden: RT @grahaminman: Go Into The Story | Screenwriting News (November 5-November 11, 2012) http://t.co/708Un7tW #Scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Avoid formulaic character arc by avoiding cliched, stale characters. Period. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@janetvaneeden: RT @Bang2write: #scriptchat Pitch Me ... so far: 48 loglines, 14 requests for 10 pagers, just 1 full read requested. But this... http://t.co/PXurl0Zn
November 11, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@eising: @ijoda07 Ha, good one! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@ijoda07: @Julie_Gray I find it always helps to base them on people I know. (Though I don't tell the people I know that!) #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Avoid 2 dimensional characters by digging deep into YOURSELF. What YOU fear. What YOU strive for. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:17 pm        



 
@ijoda07: RT @Julie_Gray: Avoid 2 dimensional characters by digging deep into YOURSELF. What YOU fear. What YOU strive for. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:17 pm        



 
@janetvaneeden: RT @teenierussell: RT @Julie_Gray: As I said at the LSF: dont fall in love with your character on pg1, fall in love with who they become in the end #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:17 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: of course, @ijoda07 writers are thieves! But dig into YOURSELF and your pain and fears for the ultimate inspiration. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:17 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Know thyself. And it's not easy. Being a writer means the courage to look inward and then write universally. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: If any one wants the I AM worksheet from the LSF, please contact me on my site http://t.co/AkdJVjS9 #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @Julie_Gray: Know thyself. And its not easy. Being a writer means the courage to look inward and then write universally. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@janetvaneeden: RT @Julie_Gray: Know thyself. And it's not easy. Being a writer means the courage to look inward and then write universally. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@ijoda07: @Julie_Gray Lol. Can't afford the necessary therapy that wld result if opened THAT can of worms... #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: I think of myself as part therapist, part writing coach. Writers who stay on the surface are not entertaining. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@Flynnwriter: RT @Julie_Gray: Know thyself. And it's not easy. Being a writer means the courage to look inward and then write universally. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Writing IS therapy! But make sure it is also effing entertaining! What do you have to say that would enlighten all of us? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:19 pm        



 
@petewrites: RT @Julie_Gray: of course, @ijoda07 writers are thieves! But dig into YOURSELF and your pain and fears for the ultimate inspiration. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:19 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Writers tend to explore the same topics again and again. The trick is to discover what fascinates YOU. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:20 pm        



 
@janetvaneeden: RT @Julie_Gray: If any one wants the I AM worksheet from the LSF, please contact me on my site http://t.co/AkdJVjS9 #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:20 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Dull writing is writing that does not dare to explore. Dig into your own experiences - face that which you are afraid of. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:21 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @Julie_Gray Is character arc as important in a horror, for example, as it would be in a drama? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:21 pm        



 
@rocliffeforum: Fantastic @BAFTA podcast with Jack Thorne Jeremy Brock and Claire Wilson about writing feature scripts http://t.co/NVr0i74y #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:21 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: YES always, @teenierussell. All movies, all genres are character driven. Otherwise - why do we care? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:21 pm        



 
@janetvaneeden: RT @rocliffeforum: Fantastic @BAFTA podcast with Jack Thorne Jeremy Brock and Claire Wilson about writing feature scripts http://t.co/NVr0i74y #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:21 pm        



 
@Flynnwriter: RT @Julie_Gray: Dull writing is writing that does not dare to explore. Dig into your own experiences - face that which you are afraid of. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:22 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: who cares if the zombie eats you if we don't care about YOU. And caring about YOU is caring about ME. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:22 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: movies are cathartic. we explore what ordinary people do not have the courage or circumstances to. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:22 pm        



 
@digressionist: @Julie_Gray True - writing has saved me thousands in therapy bills #scriptchat #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:22 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: How many women connected to Anna Karenina who would never dare to have an affair? Writing is food for the soul. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:23 pm        



 
@ijoda07: @Julie_Gray Presumably big part of caring 4 character wld be seeing their vulnerabilities - which comes frm them exposing fears? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:23 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Character arc is derived from a matrix of want, need, flaw and self-inflicted conflict! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:24 pm        



 
@janetvaneeden: RT @Julie_Gray: Character arc is derived from a matrix of want, need, flaw and self-inflicted conflict! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:24 pm        



 
@MafiaKingfish: RT @Julie_Gray: If you character has no arc, then what are we rooting for? The storyline flatlines. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:24 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: @ijoda07 yes. Or more correctly - their fears being exposed by the circumstances created by YOU the writer/god. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:24 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: that is why you have to be HARD on your character - at first. You have to make them WORK for their redemption/arc. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:25 pm        



 
@TaroJ: Do you map out when the character changes, or does it simply follow 3 act structure #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:25 pm        



 
@darshvaidya: RT @Julie_Gray: Dull writing is writing that does not dare to explore. Dig into your own experiences - face that which you are afraid of. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:25 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Who here has learned a very big, very important life lesson that came without pain, embarrassment or humiliation? NOBODY! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:25 pm        



 
@ijoda07: RT @Julie_Gray: Who here has learned a very big, very important life lesson that came without pain, embarrassment or humiliation? NOBODY! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:26 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: GR8T exercise: describe your main character on page 1 (in 100 words) and then describe them on page 100. See the diff? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:26 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Characters go from one way of being to a whole new way in the end. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:26 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: @taroj I map it out, using a sequential narrative. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:27 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: change is incremental; your character will naturally fight the change. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:27 pm        



 
@janetvaneeden: RT @Julie_Gray: Who here has learned a very big, very important life lesson that came without pain, embarrassment or humiliation? NOBODY! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:27 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: @taroj I merge the 3 act structure using a sequential narrative or mini-movie method. Sequence by painful sequence! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:28 pm        



 
@Bang2write: RT @rocliffeforum: Fantastic @BAFTA podcast with Jack Thorne Jeremy Brock and Claire Wilson about writing feature scripts http://t.co/NVr0i74y #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:28 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: in real life, we try to stay happy. We reflect, we do yoga. Your character does NOT do these things. They HATE change! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:28 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @Julie_Gray: Exercise: describe your main character on page 1(in 100 words) and then describe them on page 100 See the diff? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:28 pm        



 
@SiFoulaReel: Can think of nothing to say so far in #scriptchat tonight, just reading and learning.
November 11, 2012, 8:29 pm        



 
@alli_and_that: RT @Julie_Gray: No, a villian should be 100% focused on his or her goal. No arc. Total focus on what he/she wants. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:29 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Biggest mistake of new writers: being too fond of your main character. That's why I say: love them for who they BECOME. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:29 pm        



 
@TaroJ: We're half way through #scriptchat tonight talking to @Julie_Gray about Character arcs, come join in
November 11, 2012, 8:29 pm        



 
@janetvaneeden: RT @teenierussell: RT @Julie_Gray: Exercise: describe your main character on page 1(in 100 words) and then describe them on page 100 See the diff? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:29 pm        



 
@Bang2write: @Julie_Gray OMG JULIE!!! I did not know you were on #scriptchat tonight. Hello! (Hi to @teenierussell too and everyone)
November 11, 2012, 8:29 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Many writers create characters that R 2 much like themselves. And that's hard to explore. Create someone you RELATE 2 but not U #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:30 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: @Bang2write Hey Luce! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:30 pm        



 
@ijoda07: RT @Julie_Gray: Many writers create characters that R 2 much like themselves. And that's hard to explore. Create someone you RELATE 2 but not U #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:30 pm        



 
@HateTheHate: @TaroJ @Julie_Gray Does a character always need an arc? Can the character just ride the arc of the story? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:30 pm        



 
@Flynnwriter: RT @Julie_Gray: Biggest mistake of new writers: being too fond of your main character. That's why I say: love them for who they BECOME. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:31 pm        



 
@alli_and_that: RT @Julie_Gray: Avoid 2 dimensional characters by digging deep into YOURSELF. What YOU fear. What YOU strive for. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:31 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: Don't write about yourself; write about characters and situations that make you uncomfortable. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:31 pm        



 
@ijoda07: RT @Julie_Gray: Don't write about yourself; write about characters and situations that make you uncomfortable. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:31 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: @HateTheHate NO. The character CREATES the arc of the story thru his or her mistakes/flaws. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:31 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: writing really is therapy. if you want a safe, comfortable, easy life, work at a chocolate factory. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:32 pm        



 
@alli_and_that: RT @teenierussell: RT @Julie_Gray: Exercise: describe your main character on page 1(in 100 words) and then describe them on page 100 See the diff? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:32 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @Julie_Gray: Dont write about yourself; write about characters and situations that make you uncomfortable. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:32 pm        



 
@Bang2write: @Julie_Gray it was so gr8 to meet you at last at @londonswf. I agree re: characters being why we CARE in movies for sure BUT ... #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:32 pm        



 
@Julie_Gray: A healthy, centered character would make better decisions. Ergo, roll credits. We can't have that. We need conflict. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:32 pm        



 
@darklightprods: @Julie_Gray I like protagonists that affect more change in others than in themselves. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:32 pm        




@Flynnwriter: RT @Julie_Gray: writing really is therapy. if you want a safe, comfortable, easy life, work at a chocolate factory. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:33 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @darklightprods Yes but it has to start with THEM. And they should resist that change. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:33 pm        




@Bang2write: @Julie_Gray ... This being the case to aspire to, how come there are so many characters around that are cliched or "don't care"? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:33 pm        




@teenierussell: @Julie_Gray in the case of a drama, does the protag change but too late? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:34 pm        




@darklightprods: @Julie_Gray My characters become enlightened by the change they cause in others, even their greatest enemies #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:34 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @Bang2write Never aspire to the crap that sells for mysterious financial reasons. Always aim high. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:34 pm        




@BrittaDragice: RT @Julie_Gray: writing really is therapy. if you want a safe, comfortable, easy life, work at a chocolate factory. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:34 pm        




@TaroJ: Would you say some films in say the horror genre have less of emphasis on the arc if the character and more on the the genre? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:34 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @TaroJ Depends on the film. Thriller is more character driven. Slasher less so. But again, if you can nail an arc? U R golden. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:36 pm        




@Julie_Gray: it is so easy to look at what sells and say see? Who cares about craft? This is a huge mistake. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:36 pm        




@darklightprods: @Julie_Gray Agreed. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:36 pm        




@Julie_Gray: Show buyers you can write. Development is another story. But show them you can weave a story into gold. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:36 pm        




@Julie_Gray: If you get the fundamentals of story - of which character arc is huge - then you will have carte blanche. But aim high. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:37 pm        




@HateTheHate: @Julie_Gray Surely, action, horror movies etc. characters are caught up by events that are beyond their control? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:37 pm        




@alli_and_that: RT @Julie_Gray: Show buyers you can write. Development is another story. But show them you can weave a story into gold. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:37 pm        




@Bang2write: @Julie_Gray there's a homogenisation of characterisation tho? Am seeing the same chrs, over and over - specs or movies? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:37 pm        




@Julie_Gray: Don't put selling ahead of being a good writer. Recipe for disaster. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:37 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @HateTheHate Yes but the choices they make along the way are impacted by their flaws. See the diff? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:38 pm        




@alli_and_that: Some gems from #scriptchat with the lovely @Julie_Gray. Follow the hash tag to find out more!
November 11, 2012, 8:38 pm        




@TaroJ: @HateTheHate @julie_gray I guess it's about how they react to those events and how it changes them #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:38 pm        




@Bang2write: RT @Julie_Gray: Biggest mistake of new writers: being too fond of your main character. That's why I say: love them for who they BECOME. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:38 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @Bang2write Yes, but again, why be that mediocre writer when you can blow buyers out of the water w. a unique character? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:38 pm        




@teenierussell: RT @Julie_Gray: If you get the fundamentals of story - character arc is huge - then you will have carte blanche. But aim high. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:39 pm        




@ijoda07: I like to use the character diamond thingy with my characters. By end of that, they almost seem real. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:39 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @TaroJ RIGHT. Exactly. A healthy character would call the police or run away. Not your character. They have something to prove. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:39 pm        




@teenierussell: RT @alli_and_that: Some gems from #scriptchat with the lovely @Julie_Gray. Follow the hash tag to find out more! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:40 pm        




@Julie_Gray: Writing great characters is the gold standard in Hollywood. It comes from within you. It cannot be taught. Only nurtured. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:40 pm        




@Julie_Gray: Again, I have some worksheets that are fun and helpful. You'll learn something about yourself, too. Contact me on my site. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:41 pm        




@HateTheHate: @Julie_Gray I think of character arcs as "changes" in character (falling in love etc. (internal)) not choices (external)? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:41 pm        




@Julie_Gray: Make sure your character has an ACTIVE flaw. This is critical. Being "shy" is not active. It does not create conflict. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:42 pm        




@teenierussell: @ijoda07 what is a character diamond thingy? is that a checklist of sorts? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:42 pm        




@VPFest: RT @Julie_Gray: Writing great characters is the gold standard in Hollywood. It comes from within you. It cannot be taught. Only nurtured. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:42 pm        




@Julie_Gray: Test your flaws by asking how that flaw would behave in a public situation - whether it would cause conflict. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:42 pm        




@ClaireYeowart: @Julie_Gray @Bang2write not disagreeing but cliched characters sometimes relatable to an audience. Case in point: Modern Family. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:42 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @HateTheHate falling in love is not a change. Becoming more courageous or less judgmental is. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:42 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @ClaireYeowart YES in sitcoms especially. Characters don't arc. Big diff between that and a feature film. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:43 pm        




@teenierussell: RT: @SamuelClark3n@teenierussell @Julie_Gray What if you like ruining your characters? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:43 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @hatethehate change comes from overcoming something. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:43 pm        




@ijoda07: @teenierussell It's like a rectangle and you divide it into segments and points based on your character's traits. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:44 pm        




@Julie_Gray: I'm not sure what "ruining" your characters means. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:44 pm        




@Julie_Gray: mind you: in real life change might mean learning to enjoy oysters. But what does that symbolize? Becoming braver? YES. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:44 pm        




@MarcoPaez: RT @Julie_Gray: Many writers create characters that R 2 much like themselves. And that's hard to explore. Create someone you RELATE 2 but not U #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:45 pm        




@Julie_Gray: Make sure your characters are heightened compared to real life. You are distilling big lessons into 120 minutes. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:45 pm        




@Julie_Gray: A movie about real life would be quite dull. That's not what movies are. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:45 pm        




@ijoda07: @teenierussell Like this: http://t.co/MmEsSejh #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:45 pm        




@antonsays: #scriptchat seen people go the other way where they arc their characters too much. Like turning the devil into Jesus. Keep it plausible
November 11, 2012, 8:46 pm        




@OfficeMansuri: R T @GrayJones: TV Writer Podcast 065: Stephanie Palmer @goodinaroom - All about pitching! http://t.co/ZedNnMPc #tvwriterchat #scriptchat”
November 11, 2012, 8:46 pm        




@TaroJ: @Julie_Gray Leaving Las Vegas has some pretty ruined characters on a downward spiral or Requiem for a dream #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:46 pm        




@ijoda07: @teenierussell Also: 1 should be how your character WANTS to be perceived by others, and how is actually seen. Like a mask. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:46 pm        




@Bang2write: @Julie_Gray my pt is, clearly fantastic characters are not selling. Else we'd see them. So what is behind this do you think? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:46 pm        




@Julie_Gray: Separate yourself from your character - it's not "me" but "we". #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:46 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @TaroJ Yes - an arc of accepting death. An arc of stopping the pretense. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:47 pm        




@HateTheHate: @Julie_Gray I think of any internal change in the character as their "arc" and the external events as story arc. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:47 pm        




@janetvaneeden: RT @Julie_Gray: @HateTheHate NO. The character CREATES the arc of the story thru his or her mistakes/flaws. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:48 pm        




@john_hunter: RT @Julie_Gray: Biggest mistake of new writers: being too fond of your main character. That's why I say: love them for who they BECOME. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:48 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @Bang2write Oh they do sell. Do not aim for the middle. Writes who can write great characters are highly sought. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:48 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @HateTheHate The story arc is affected by the choices of the main character. You can't totally separate the two. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:49 pm        




@teenierussell: @antonsays You have just answered my next question, "Can a character arc too much?" #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:49 pm        




@rdlln: .@Julie_Gray does villian's plan/goal hv 2b revealed in its entirety in order 2b satisfying, or can knowing he has one be enough #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:50 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @teenierussell it can't be too much if it is all totally organic. If you have the wants, needs and inner wound worked out. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:50 pm        




@alli_and_that: @TaroJ @julie_gray It's not about ruining your characters, more challenging them. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:50 pm        




@Julie_Gray: arc and story are relative to the character. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:50 pm        




@Bang2write: @ClaireYeowart comedy often use stereotypes for comedic effect; there's more room for originality in say, Thriller @Julie_Gray #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:50 pm        




@alli_and_that: RT @Julie_Gray: @Bang2write Oh they do sell. Do not aim for the middle. Writes who can write great characters are highly sought. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:51 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @rdlln No way, spool it out, have fun with it! A great villain is a resourceful bastard! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:51 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @Bang2write Yes. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:51 pm        




@ShortofStories: No article to write today, however you should check the last one if you haven’t already: http://t.co/HHWqo7hh #scriptchat #amwriting #film
November 11, 2012, 8:51 pm        




@Julie_Gray: Look, main characters are on an uncomfortable journey of becoming. A metamorphosis. It has to happen. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:51 pm        




@Flynnwriter: @teenierussell @ijoda07 I use this one http://t.co/QVLD0tEm #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:51 pm        




@loobyloo3465: RT @teenierussell: RT @Julie_Gray: Dont write about yourself; write about characters and situations that make you uncomfortable. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:52 pm        




@Julie_Gray: If you help the caterpillar out of the cocoon, it won't have the strength to fly. So it is with your character. Make them WORK. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:52 pm        




@jonrosling: RT @Julie_Gray: Biggest mistake of new writers: being too fond of your main character. That's why I say: love them for who they BECOME. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:53 pm        




@Julie_Gray: ..just as it is with ourselves. We don't learn if we don't fail first. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:53 pm        




@Julie_Gray: Characters shift from blindness to a new awareness. Now they can be whole. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:53 pm        




@janetvaneeden: RT @Julie_Gray: If you help the caterpillar out of the cocoon, it won't have the strength to fly. So it is with your character. Make them WORK. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:54 pm        




@Julie_Gray: ..now they will find the love, fulfillment and satisfaction they crave. But not until they face uncomfortable change. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:54 pm        




@HateTheHate: @Julie_Gray Hero's are always given a love interest to help generate an arc. I just wonder if it is necessary for the story? #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:54 pm        




@Julie_Gray: In what way is your character not yet whole? Not yet realized? How can the adventure force that change/ #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:54 pm        




@teenierussell: @Flynnwriter Thank you #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:54 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @HateTheHate If you use a romantic interest, incorporate it into the change. Accepting love, vulnerability, change. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:55 pm        




@darklightprods: @Julie_Gray @teenierussell Agreed. Happy kissy endings & ├╝ber downers alike. I am eyeballing those who simply want the numbers. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:55 pm        




@john_hunter: RT @Julie_Gray: In what way is your character not yet whole? Not yet realized? How can the adventure force that change/ #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:55 pm        




@Julie_Gray: Remember YOU are the architect of the adventure. You are the puppeteer. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:56 pm        




@antonsays: @teenierussell if human. A person who has spent years acting one way can't suddenly completely change everything immediately #Scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:56 pm        




@rdlln: .@Julie_Gray yes, but by can ?s remain by film's end as to what he was up to/motivation, provided hero's been put through hell #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:56 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @antonsays Yes but we will create an adventure which forces a change. Some change. An incremental, organic, good change. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:57 pm        




@chasharris: Excuse me if you've said this but many writers focus so much on characters' flaws they forget to give them strengths! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:57 pm        




@chasharris: Reasons for me to care #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:57 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @chasharris Everybody has ups and downs. Strengths and weaknesses. The weaknesses cause conflict. Story is conflict. #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:58 pm        




@grahaminman: Go Into The Story | Go On Your Own Quest, Week 16: First Draft http://t.co/DcorHwNo #Scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:58 pm        




@kimnunley: RT @jeannevb: Tonight on #scriptchat, we discuss multi-protagonist scripts. Join in! 5pm PT, 8pm ET http://t.co/NzcyzhrG
November 11, 2012, 8:58 pm        




@KadraSahal: RT @grahaminman: Go Into The Story | Go On Your Own Quest, Week 16: First Draft http://t.co/DcorHwNo #Scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:59 pm        




@Julie_Gray: Don't forget the 1 Scene, 1 Page, 3 Words exercise of the month: Oyster, Toaster, Sitar http://t.co/AkdJVjS9 #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:59 pm        




@teenierussell: Thank you so much for a great chat tonight @julie_Gray !!! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 8:59 pm        




@antonsays: @Julie_Gray definitely but I think people need to be wary of a sudden change into a completely diff character. Seen it often #Scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 9:00 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @teenierussell Thank You, Teenie, and everyone who participated! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 9:00 pm        




@kimnunley: Just realized I RT'd @jeannevb 's tweet about what I thought was tonight's #scriptchat, but was really from Nov. 4. I need sleep.
November 11, 2012, 9:00 pm        




@Julie_Gray: @antonsays that's just bad writing :) #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 9:00 pm        




@teenierussell: If you missed the great chat on character arcs w/ guest @Julie_Gray the transcript will be up tomorrow #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 9:01 pm        




@Julie_Gray: Go forth and dig deeper, writers! Write characters that learn how to fly! #scriptchat
November 11, 2012, 9:01 pm


USA CHAT:



@jeannevb: It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK!!!!!! Welcome, Scott! RT @GoIntoTheStory: @jeannevb Virtual margaritas for everyone! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:00 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Apologies in advance for the clutter. Hopefully you’ll find the discussion enlightening. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:00 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: Thanks for being our guest RT @GoIntoTheStory: First an alert to my nearly 10,000 followers: I will be tweeting a lot this hour. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:00 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Next a warm welcome to everyone in the Scriptchat community. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:00 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @GoIntoTheStory Welcome! Thanks for being here! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:00 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @SarahAlexis4 @gointothestory Yahoo!! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:00 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Totally stoked to have Scott on as our guest tonight. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:00 am        



 
@AndiWritesAgain: RT @jeannevb: It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK!!!!!! Welcome, Scott! RT @GoIntoTheStory: @jeannevb Virtual margaritas for everyone! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: You are an important resource for aspiring screenwriters. I commend what you do and thank you for the invitation. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @SarahAlexis4 @GoIntoTheStory Get out your umbrellas - there's a storm of knowledge coming. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@tracinell: helloooo, scriptchat! *waves and winks to Scott!* junior mints, anyone? :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@blknwite: RT @SarahAlexis4: Time for #scriptchat and all the pearls of wisdom @GoIntoTheStory is going to drop on us!
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: The subject today: Character-based screenwriting. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@WriterCarmen: It's #scriptchat time, wheeeee!
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@kim_garland: Great guest! RT @jeannevb It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK! Welcome Scott! RT @GoIntoTheStory @jeannevb Virtual margaritas for everyone! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: I will be happy to answer questions, but want to take the first 10-15 minutes or so… #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@jeannevb: Here's @GoIntoTheStory's bio http://t.co/z9dc1eKt Talking char-based writing
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: To frame the discussion, so please bear with me. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@kim_garland: RT @GoIntoTheStory: The subject today: Character-based screenwriting. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@Theodore_Nolan: RT @GoIntoTheStory: The subject today: Character-based screenwriting. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@MpRodriguez2007: Hello, everyone #scriptchat #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: What is character-based screenwriting? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:01 am        



 
@tracinell: Yay! *bows to the master* :) RT @GoIntoTheStory: The subject today: Character-based screenwriting. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@FilmFatale_NYC: RT @gointothestory: What is character-based screenwriting? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: It is an approach toward writing a screenplay that starts and ends with characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@jeannevb: @GoIntoTheStory you have the floor, Scott! #goforit #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@AndiWritesAgain: RT @jeannevb: Here's @GoIntoTheStory's bio http://t.co/z9dc1eKt Talking char-based writing
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@GCGeek: Joining my friends for next hr on #ScriptChat with guest @GoIntoTheStory! Apologies in advance for verbosity but it's gonna be tweet-worthy!
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @RWWFilm That kind of storm I can handle... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @WriteCoachKiki Hello again! Lol! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Everything – plot, subplots, pace, tone, theme, dialogue, subtext – ALL of it derives from the story’s characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@franklinleonard: I just want to jump in for all of you unacquainted with @GoIntoTheStory: #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Why my emphasis on character-based screenwriting? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: It is an approach toward writing a screenplay that starts and ends with characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Multiple reasons. Let me give you three. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@franklinleonard: If you're trying to be a screenwriter and you're not reading @GoIntoTheStory, you're probably not trying hard enough. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:02 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: Character based scrnwrtng RT @GoIntoTheStory: It's an approach toward writing a screenplay that starts and ends with characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Everything – plot, subplots, pace, tone, theme, dialogue, subtext – ALL derives from the story’s characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @SarahAlexis4 Amen. Are you back to normal yet? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: 1. In my view, there’s an huge imbalance on what typically gets discussed re screenwriting between structure and character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@franklinleonard: @GoIntoTheStory is a true gift to the screenwriting community (and thus to cinema and thus to the culture at large.) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@TheWriteScript: @tracinell hey!n #Scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: And by structure, that almost always means “plot”. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @pettigrew66 Hi :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@milesmaker: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Everything – plot, subplots, pace, tone, theme, dialogue, subtext – ALL derived from the story’s characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @franklinleonard: If ur trying to be a screenwriter and ur not reading @GoIntoTheStory, ur probably not trying hard enough. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Structure is important, even critical. A screenplay is the foundation for making a movie. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: @milesmaker Hey Miles! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: My concern is not structure per se, but HOW a writer gets there. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @franklinleonard: If you're trying to be a screenwriter and you're not reading @GoIntoTheStory, you're probably not trying hard enough. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@Taliana83: @GoIntoTheStory I hope you have another account ready for when you exceed your tweet limit and are cut off for a while, lol... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:03 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: In my view the best way to do that is find the structure THROUGH the characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 1. there’s a huge imbalance on what typically gets discussed re screenwriting between structure & character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: After all it is THEY who live in the story universe, THEY whose tales we are telling. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Structure is important, even critical. A screenplay is the foundation for making a movie. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@jeannevb: Agree @franklinleonard ! Everyone needs to bookmark @GoIntoTheStory's blog http://t.co/S2A048wy #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@ryanwhittle: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Structure is important, even critical. A screenplay is the foundation for making a movie. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: My concern is not structure per se, but HOW a writer gets there. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@ryanwhittle: RT @GoIntoTheStory: My concern is not structure per se, but HOW a writer gets there. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@ryanwhittle: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In my view the best way to do that is find the structure THROUGH the characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: So from my perspective, screenplay structure should arise from the writer immersing him/herself in characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 1. In my view, there’s an huge imbalance on what typically gets discussed re screenwriting between structure and character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In my view the best way to do that is find the structure THROUGH the characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: In other words: Character = Plot. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



  
@milesmaker: @GoIntoTheStory has structure evolved over the years? After 100 years of cinema are viewers board with traditional structure? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@BrooklynWeaver: RT @franklinleonard: If you're trying to be a screenwriter and you're not reading @GoIntoTheStory, you're probably not trying hard enough. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@MpRodriguez2007: RT @ryanwhittle: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In my view the best way to do that is find the structure THROUGH the characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: 2. The single best way for a writer to go into the story is by working with characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@ryanwhittle: RT @GoIntoTheStory: So from my perspective, screenplay structure should arise from the writer immersing him/herself in characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: Welp. *dives in* RT @GoIntoTheStory: The subject today: Character-based screenwriting. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@BrooklynWeaver: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Why my emphasis on character-based screenwriting? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:04 am        



 
@BrooklynWeaver: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Everything – plot, subplots, pace, tone, theme, dialogue, subtext – ALL of it derives from the story’s characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: By digging into and developing them, the writer is naturally drawn into the story universe. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@tracinell: @TheWriteScript glad you made it, *pats seat* sit with me. :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In other words: Character = Plot. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In other words: Character = Plot. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: In effect the characters become your allies in leading you into and through the story-crafting process. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@stacybaker: RT @jeannevb: Agree @franklinleonard ! Everyone needs to bookmark @GoIntoTheStorys blog http://t.co/zQZqTJDx #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory So from my perspective, screenplay structure should arise from the writer immersing him/herself in characters #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: So my perspective, screenplay structure should arise from the writer immersing him/herself in characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: 3. Among the frequent complaints about spec scripts, here are the most common I hear... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @GoIntoTheStory: By digging into and developing them, the writer is naturally drawn into the story universe. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Formulaic stories. Weakly written characters. Little or no emotional resonance to the story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In effect the characters become your allies in leading you into and through the story-crafting process. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Character-based screenwriting is the best way I know to attack these problems. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:05 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 3. Among the frequent complaints about spec scripts, here are the most common I hear... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, they can surprise you by how they act, taking the plot in unusual directions. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Formulaic stories. Weakly written characters. Little or no emotional resonance to the story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, you find levels of depth and distinctive traits that make them strong figures. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@jeannevb: @GoIntoTheStory *swoon* that's all I have to say #characterdevelopmentaddict #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@rdlln: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In other words: Character = Plot. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@k_musiclove: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, they can surprise you by how they act, taking the plot in unusual directions. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Character-based screenwriting is the best way I know to attack these problems. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, you uncover the heart & soul of your story, creating a point of emotional connection for readers. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, you find levels of depth and distinctive traits that make them strong figures. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Okay, that’s my intro. Before I get into tips on how to develop characters, any questions? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@pettigrew66: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Formulaic stories. Weakly written characters. Little or no emotional resonance to the story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:06 am        



 
@pettigrew66: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, they can surprise you by how they act, taking the plot in unusual directions. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@art1032: *Waves* #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory From a structure/plot oriented writer, do you have any tips or exercises for character-based #screenwriting? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory When you dig into characters, they can surprise you by how they act, taking the plot in unusual directions. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When u dig, u uncover the heart & soul of your story, creating a point of emotional connection for readers. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@k_musiclove: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, you uncover the heart & soul of your story, creating a point of emotional connection for readers. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@pettigrew66: RT @rdlln: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In other words: Character = Plot. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@milesmaker: RT @GoIntoTheStory: dig into characters, uncover the heart & soul of your story--creating a point of emotional connection #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@wcdixon: @GoIntoTheStory Um...isn't #scriptchat supposed to be a "chat"?
November 12, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@therealchadbush: If you are a #writer of ANY kind you NEED to be on #scriptchat now. Follow @GoIntoTheStory for more.
November 12, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Someone asked a question about whether story structure has changed over the years. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:07 am        



 
@theblcklst: So you want to be a screenwriter? Probably should be following @GoIntoTheStory's #scriptchat on character development right. now.
November 12, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@LynneFavreau: Do you follow a formula for character development? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: I actually teach a course called The History of American Screenwriting and it's surprising... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@BittrScrptReadr: RT @theblcklst: So you want to be a screenwriter? Probably should be following @GoIntoTheStory's #scriptchat on character development right. now.
November 12, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@FilmFatale_NYC: RT @theblcklst: So you want to be a screenwriter? Probably should be following @GoIntoTheStory's #scriptchat on character development
November 12, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@matt_janacone: Hi, everyone! What's the #scriptchat topic?
November 12, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: The basic narrative arc of movies has changed very little. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@artistikem: @GoIntoTheStory (save this for later, but it has to do with the #scriptchat topic and thought I'd share it with you) http://t.co/EAmAyQuX
November 12, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@scriptchat: RT @theblcklst: So you want to be a screenwriter? Probably should be following @GoIntoTheStory's #scriptchat on character development right. now.
November 12, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @theblcklst: So you want to be a screenwriter? follow@GoIntoTheStorys #scriptchat on character development right. now. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:08 am        



 
@chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory I.e. Plot = Character = Plot = etc. ad nauseum #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:09 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Yes, movies have grown from one-reelers to two-hours, but key dynamics always there... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:09 am        



 
@screenwriternyc: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Everything – plot, subplots, pace, tone, theme, dialogue, subtext – ALL of it derives from the story’s characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:09 am        



 
@therealchadbush: RT @theblcklst: So you want to be a screenwriter? Probably should be following @GoIntoTheStory's #scriptchat on character development right. now.
November 12, 2012, 1:09 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Protagonist v. Nemesis, rising action, twists and turns, resolution at the end. Basic Hero's Journey stuff. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:09 am        



 
@pettigrew66: RT @therealchadbush: If you are a #writer of ANY kind you NEED to be on #scriptchat now. Follow @GoIntoTheStory for more.
November 12, 2012, 1:09 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @GoIntoTheStory Q: What are some methods you may suggest to help dev./explore characters before outlining/going to pages? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:09 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Everything – plot, subplots, pace, tone, theme, dialogue, subtext – ALL of it derives from the story’s characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:09 am        



 
@FilmFatale_NYC: RT @gointothestory: Protagonist v. Nemesis, rising action, twists and turns, resolution at the end. Basic Hero's Journey stuff. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:09 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @theblcklst: So you want to be a screenwriter? Probably should be following @GoIntoTheStory's #scriptchat on character development right. now.
November 12, 2012, 1:09 am        



 
@FilmFatale_NYC: RT @gointothestory: The basic narrative arc of movies has changed very little. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:09 am        



 
@FilmFatale_NYC: RT @gointothestory: Yes, movies have grown from one-reelers to two-hours, but key dynamics always there... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Do I follow a formula for character development? No, but I do have a PROCESS. It's what I teach at Screenwriting Master Class. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: I'm probably gonna end up favoriting every tweet in this #scriptchat dealing with Character Development.
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@matt_janacone: Are you guys aware of #nanowrimo? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Let me get into some tips and you'll get the gist of it. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@artistikem: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, you uncover the heart & soul of your story, creating a point of emotional connection for readers. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@stacy_chambers: Testing ... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@kim_garland: This is definitely a #scriptchat where I'll be going back after we're done and mining the transcript...
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: The primary goal in developing characters is to engage them in direct relationships. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory Please do :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: Lol same. RT @kim_garland: This is definitely a #scriptchat where I'll be going back after we're done and mining the transcript...
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Yes, movies have grown from one-reelers to two-hours, but key dynamics always there... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@stilljustjean: Characters always lead. I never knew any other way. They always know more than I do. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: You do that first by embracing this belief: They exist.n #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@Jamie_LD: RT @kim_garland: This is definitely a #scriptchat where I'll be going back after we're done and mining the transcript...
November 12, 2012, 1:10 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Do I follow a formula for character devlpmnt? No, but I have a PROCESS I teach @ Screenwriting Master Class. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@timdogg98: Hmmm RT @tuckfwitter: I'm probably gonna end up favoriting every tweet in this #scriptchat dealing with Character Development.
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@sanifoo: RT @GoIntoTheStory: The primary goal in developing characters is to engage them in direct relationships. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Your story’s characters EXISt. Their story universe EXISTS. They WANT you to tell their story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@krinolinne: RT @GoIntoTheStory: The primary goal in developing characters is to engage them in direct relationships. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@UnkScreenwriter: RT @GoIntoTheStory: The primary goal in developing characters is to engage them in direct relationships. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@pettigrew66: RT @GoIntoTheStory: You do that first by embracing this belief: They exist.n #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: It’s up to YOU to create a connection with each of them so you understand them, know them, and hear them. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@Kell_e: Following @GoIntoTheStory's #scriptchat on character-based screenwriting. He's an invaluable resource for aspiring storytellers.
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: The primary goal in developing characters is to engage them in direct relationships. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@GeoffBreedwell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Your story’s characters EXISt. Their story universe EXISTS. They WANT you to tell their story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@stacy_chambers: Hi folks. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@Kell_e: RT @GoIntoTheStory: The primary goal in developing characters is to engage them in direct relationships. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: You do that first by embracing this belief: They exist. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@artistikem: RT @GoIntoTheStory: The primary goal in developing characters is to engage them in direct relationships. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Your story’s characters EXISt. Their story universe EXISTS. They WANT you to tell their story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@BrionyKidd: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Everything – plot, subplots, pace, tone, theme, dialogue, subtext – ALL of it derives from the story’s characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@artistikem: RT @GoIntoTheStory: You do that first by embracing this belief: They exist.n #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@Kell_e: RT @GoIntoTheStory: You do that first by embracing this belief: They exist.n #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @kim_garland I know, right. You know you're missing some gems. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Your story’s characters EXISt. Their story universe EXISTS. They WANT you to tell their story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: How to do this? Here are four tools, I'm sure many of you use them, but let's review and aggregate them. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@reelsistas: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Everything – plot, subplots, pace, tone, theme, dialogue, subtext – ALL of it derives from the story’s characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: It’s up to YOU to create a connection with each of them so you understand them, know them, and hear them. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: 1. Character questionnaire: A series of questions you ask each character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@Chief_Sherrick: “@GoIntoTheStory Structure is important, even critical. A screenplay is the foundation for making a movie. #scriptchat”
November 12, 2012, 1:11 am        



 
@Chief_Sherrick: “@GoIntoTheStory And by structure, that almost always means “plot”. #scriptchat”
November 12, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@Cilly247: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Do I follow a formula for character development? No, but I do have a PROCESS. It's what I teach at Screenwriting Master Class. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: There are plenty of character questionnaires available online. Here is one I found today: #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: http://t.co/4AKZOfHp #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: One key here: Ask the questions in the second person. “How old are YOU? What do YOU do for a living?” #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 1. Character questionnaire: A series of questions you ask each character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: You are trying to make the characters come to life. By interacting with them in an I-You manner, you can do that. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@WriteLeeWrite: RT @theblcklst: So you want to be a screenwriter? Probably should be following @GoIntoTheStory's #scriptchat on character development right. now.
November 12, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: The value of a questionnaire: You surface a lot of potentially valuable information about your characters... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 1. Character questionnaire: A series of questions you ask each character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@LynneFavreau: I tend to write back stories for character to get to know them, the how and why of who they are. #scriptchat@GoIntoTheStory
November 12, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@rebelshea: Slips into the back of #scriptchat looking around for the tequila.
November 12, 2012, 1:12 am        



 
@jeannevb: Bookmark this baby... #characterquestionnaire RT @GoIntoTheStory: http://t.co/pbpVYsWr #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: And start to make your characters come to life. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: http://t.co/467b1Gd6 #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@rdlln: New to #scriptchat keep up with http://t.co/vfcDmca2
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: 2. Character biography: Another way to dig into characters is by writing up their personal history. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@AndiWritesAgain: @rdlln @GoIntoTheStory Droppin' a thought in: Read Egri's Writing the Dramatic Way. It's character 101. #thatisall Haha! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@BrionyKidd: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Your story’s characters EXISt. Their story universe EXISTS. They WANT you to tell their story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@jeannevb: @RWWFilm transcript site better not fail me today! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@CarolSabikJaffe: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, they can surprise you by how they act, taking the plot in unusual directions. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@HazelGoddess: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, you uncover the heart & soul of your story, creating a point of emotional connection for readers. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@zacsanford2: I'll join ya. RT @rebelshea: Slips into the back of #scriptchat looking around for the tequila. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Obviously these can vary in length and depth. However in general the more you learn, the better off you are. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@HazelGoddess: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 2. The single best way for a writer to go into the story is by working with characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@DMinformation: RT @GoIntoTheStory: So from my perspective, screenplay structure should arise from the writer immersing him/herself in characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 2. Character biography: Another way to dig into characters is by writing up their personal history. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: You are trying to make the characters come to life. By interacting with them in an I-You manner, you can do that. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @GoIntoTheStory How about subtlety eavesdropping on people in parks, restaurants, etc to observe personalities for a character? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: If your character exists and that story universe exists, then character will have their own distinctive backstory. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:13 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: It seems like you really have to dig into the souls of your characters to create them. Something I severely struggle with #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@jeannevb: @gointothestory makes moderating easy *sits back at reads his genius* #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Dig into that and write it up into a coherent narrative. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@ShortofStories: @GoIntoTheStory Would you agree with me saying that developing a story is throwing mice at a maze? Mice being the characters #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: RT @GoIntoTheStory: So from my perspective, screenplay structure should arise from the writer immersing him/herself in characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: 3. Character Sit-Down: Close the door, shut off your phone, sit down, close your eyes, think of your character, then type. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 2. Character biography: Another way to dig into characters is by writing up their personal history. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Do this for 30 minutes. Do not edit. Do not judge what you are writing. Just sit with your character and see what emerges. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@GeoffBreedwell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 3. Character Sit-Down: Close the door, shut off your phone, sit down, close your eyes, think of your character, then type. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: This may take some practice, but if you give yourself over to your characters, you will discover gold. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@matt_janacone: @tracinell @GoIntoTheStory I always base a script character on an actor/actress and write script around them. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:14 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 3. Character Sit-Down: Close the door, shut off your phone, sit down, close your eyes, think of your character, then type. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@jonathonmyers: RT @GoIntoTheStory: http://t.co/4AKZOfHp #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: If your character exists and that story universe exists, then character will have their own distinctive backstory. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@GeoffBreedwell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: This may take some practice, but if you give yourself over to your characters, you will discover gold. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: They will surprise you with what they reveal. Characters, like humans, have multiple facets to their psyche. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @GoIntoTheStory: This may take some practice, but if you give yourself over to your characters, you will discover gold. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory Never done this one before. Interesting. Is this the one you recommend mailing to yourself? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@TheScriptJoint: Oscar-Winner Michael Arndt To Pen ‘Star Wars Episode VII’nhttp://t.co/7n3n4hdA #screenwriting #scriptchat #writenow
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@milesmaker: @pettigrew66 if you've gotta eavesdrop on strangers to understand characters you're simply not social enough and have no friends #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@CarolSabikJaffe: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Yes, movies have grown from one-reelers to two-hours, but key dynamics always there... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@CarolSabikJaffe: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Protagonist v. Nemesis, rising action, twists and turns, resolution at the end. Basic Hero's Journey stuff. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 3. Character Sit-Down: Close door, shut off ur phone, sit down, close eyes, think of character, then type. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: By sitting with them and letting them 'speak' to you, you will learn so much about your characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@jeannevb: @GoIntoTheStory I'm a HUGE fan of taking my characters to therapy. I sit them on a "couch" & dive into their brain/heart #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@matt_janacone: If you can imagine actors in your script, you can write it. #scriptchat #actors
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: 4. Character Monologue: After you have learned something about a character, write a monologue. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Anyone want to take bets at what time @GoIntoTheStory will be thrown in Twitter Jail? Hopefully Scott has a second account. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@LynneFavreau: RT @GoIntoTheStory: This may take some practice, but if you give yourself over to your characters, you will discover gold. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:15 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Allow them to speak on a subject. Or make a confession. Or vent their frustrations. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @milesmaker What?? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@RWWFilm: Seriously. If you're a screenwriter, get on #scriptchat right NOW. You're missing out on an hour long masters class.
November 12, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: This will not only help you understand them better, it will also enable you to start getting a sense of their voice. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: The character sit-down sounds like a technique from a movie: Follow your characters around until they do something interesting. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: They will surprise you with what they reveal. Characters, like humans, have multiple facets to their psyche. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory How many of your characters in any given film do you do this for? Max? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: What is character-based screenwriting? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: It is an approach toward writing a screenplay that starts and ends with characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@ScreenWritten: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Do this for 30 minutes. Do not edit. Do not judge what you are writing. Just sit with your character and see what emerges. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Everything – plot, subplots, pace, tone, theme, dialogue, subtext – ALL of it derives from the story’s characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Jump-start your ability to write distinctive, compelling dialogue per each character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 4. Character Monologue: After you have learned something about a character, write a monologue. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:16 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @zacsanford2 @GoIntoTheStory What's the over-under on 8:30? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: This will help you understand them better, it will enable you to start getting a sense of their voice. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@therealchadbush: @neilhimself Could you RT #scriptchat is going on? Great resource and tips from @GoIntoTheStory for #writers of all genres.
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Those are four character development tools. I have lots of others, but again the point is to dig into characters... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@GeoffBreedwell: @GoIntoTheStory And you only do this for each of your MAIN characters, correct? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@pettigrew66: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 3. Character Sit-Down: Close the door, shut off your phone, sit down, close your eyes, think of your character, then type. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Jump-start your ability to write distinctive, compelling dialogue per each character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: RT @jeannevb: Bookmark this baby... #characterquestionnaire RT @GoIntoTheStory: http://t.co/pbpVYsWr #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: And engage them in an I-You relationship where you and they exist, and they reveal themselves to you. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@Carterkalel: RT @jeannevb: Bookmark this baby... #characterquestionnaire RT @GoIntoTheStory: http://t.co/Gu90asO5 #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@CarolSabikJaffe: RT @jeannevb: Bookmark this baby... #characterquestionnaire RT @GoIntoTheStory: http://t.co/pbpVYsWr #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@milesmaker: Actors aren't characters--they simply personify the roles they've played. IMHO too surface for in-depth character writing #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: RT @jeannevb: @GoIntoTheStory I'm a HUGE fan of taking my characters to therapy. I sit them on a "couch" & dive into their brain/heart #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@goodfilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 1. In my view, there’s an huge imbalance on what typically gets discussed re screenwriting between structure and character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@timdogg98: #ScriptChat is interesting
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Does anyone else have a good character development tool?n #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@rebelshea: I often write scenes not meant for the script just to give my characters a chance to speak to me and reveal themselves. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:17 am        



 
@TheThirdSeries: Make sure you tune in to #scriptchat right now with the one and only @GoIntoTheStory , hosted by @jeannevb
November 12, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@matt_janacone: How many of you write actor-driven scripts? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In my view the best way to do that is find the structure THROUGH the characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@pettigrew66: RT @jeannevb: @GoIntoTheStory I'm a HUGE fan of taking my characters to therapy. I sit them on a "couch" & dive into their brain/heart #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: After all it is THEY who live in the story universe, THEY whose tales we are telling. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@karlsprague: RT @jeannevb: Bookmark this baby... #characterquestionnaire RT @GoIntoTheStory: http://t.co/pbpVYsWr #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Question about which characters to do biographies, sit-downs, etc. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: I use the one on Movie Script 3. Very in depth IMO RT @GoIntoTheStory: Does anyone else have a good character development tool?n #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@TwinBnotTwinA: They ain't talking about shit. RT @timdogg98: #ScriptChat is interesting
November 12, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, they can surprise you by how they act, taking the plot in unusual directions. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Absolutely you should do this with all of your primary characters. Secondary characters, maybe not so much. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, you find levels of depth and distinctive traits that make them strong figures. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@LynneFavreau: @GoIntoTheStory I do that for almost all main and secondary characters #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:18 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, you uncover the heart & soul of your story, creating a point of emotional connection for readers. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 2. The single best way for a writer to go into the story is by working with characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@HazelGoddess: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Do this for 30 minutes. Do not edit. Do not judge what you are writing. Just sit with your character and see what emerges. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@TheThirdSeries: @GoIntoTheStory Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a great tool for character development, IMHO #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Also all of this character development is SCALABLE. If you are writing a big sweeping epic drama, that's one thing. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@HazelGoddess: RT @GoIntoTheStory: If your character exists and that story universe exists, then character will have their own distinctive backstory. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Absolutely you should do this with all of your primary characters. Secondary characters, maybe not so much. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@therealchadbush: @GoIntoTheStory I do heavy character sketches from all other character perspectives for my main character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: OTOH if you're writing an R-rated comedy, obviously you don't have to dig as deep. That said... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:19 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Also all character development is SCALABLE. If you are writing a big sweeping epic drama, thats one thing. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Even movies like Bridesmaids and The Hangover have characters who are unique and have their issues. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@brianapaige: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 3. Character Sit-Down: Close the door, shut off your phone, sit down, close your eyes, think of your character, then type. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@brianapaige: RT @PitchfestBob: The character sit-down sounds like a technique from a movie: Follow your characters around until they do something interesting. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@stacydtwit: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, they can surprise you by how they act, taking the plot in unusual directions. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory I'm sure the writers of BRIDESMAIDS knew at least three of those characters inside out. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @TheThirdSeries Interesting comment. I agree, but how do you see it? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: These are all helpful tools, but they do not go far enough. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Agreed. RT @TheThirdSeries: Maslows Hierarchy of Needs is a great tool for character development, IMHO #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@stacydtwit: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, you find levels of depth and distinctive traits that make them strong figures. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@stacydtwit: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, you uncover the heart & soul of your story, creating a point of emotional connection for readers. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @GoIntoTheStory Character development tool - Take your script's outline & write a summary of the events from diff perspectives #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: In order to work with characters in a screenplay, I believe you need to embrace this principle: Character = Function. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Maybe not in novel or short stories, but all primary characters in a movie have a narrative function. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:20 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: They do not exist randomly nor do the choices they make derive independent of the Plotline. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Your story’s characters EXISt. Their story universe EXISTS. They WANT you to tell their story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@spellingwitch: RT @GoIntoTheStory: They will surprise you with what they reveal. Characters, like humans, have multiple facets to their psyche. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: In most movies, everything is driven by the Protagonist: their wants, needs, and unique psychological journey. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@therealchadbush: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In order to work with characters in a screenplay, I believe you need to embrace this principle: Character = Function. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In order to work with characters in a screenplay, you need to embrace this principle: Character = Function. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @zacsanford2: Agreed. RT @TheThirdSeries: Maslows Hierarchy of Needs is a great tool for character development, IMHO #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@scientek: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In order to work with characters in a screenplay, I believe you need to embrace this principle: Character = Function. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: In my view, the Protagonist is one of five primary narrative functions, represented by these archetypes: #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Maybe not in novel or short stories, but all primary characters in a movie have a narrative function. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Protagonist, Nemesis, Attractor, Mentor, Trickster. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: They do not exist randomly nor do the choices they make derive independent of the Plotline. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@LynneFavreau: Scalable, yes!. Short stories for main, flash fiction for 2nds. @GoIntoTheStory#scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@stephenmmayes: RT @franklinleonard: If you're trying to be a screenwriter and you're not reading @GoIntoTheStory, you're probably not trying hard enough. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@goodfilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: If your character exists and that story universe exists, then character will have their own distinctive backstory. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 3. Character Sit-Down: Close the door, shut off your phone, sit down, close your eyes, think of your character, then type. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In most movies, everything is driven by Protagonist: their wants, needs, and unique psychological journey. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Protagonist, Nemesis, Attractor, Mentor, Trickster. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: We see these character types and their respective narrative functions in movie after movie after movie... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@therealchadbush: @GoIntoTheStory Very good feedback here. A character without function is dead in the water. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:21 am        



 
@CarolSabikJaffe: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Allow them to speak on a subject. Or make a confession. Or vent their frustrations. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: They also intersect in the Internal World and what I call the Themeline, the psychological realm of a screenplay. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@CarolSabikJaffe: RT @GoIntoTheStory: This will not only help you understand them better, it will also enable you to start getting a sense of their voice. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@jeannevb: Can we just have @gointothestory on every Sunday for the next 6 weeks? #goldmine #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory Got an amazing idea that I struggle with because I have the plot but now need to create a character. Tips? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Joseph Campbell said the point of the Hero’s Journey is transformation. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Most mainstream commercial movies involve a Protagonist going through some sort of metamorphosis. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@matt_janacone: @oz62 No, actors that are 'capable' of playing a particulat character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@AndiWritesAgain: @rdlln Personally, I think if u could only buy 2 writing text, they'd be Egri AofDW & Snyder's Save the Cat. Mash them up. #imho #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@CoolHandLucas: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Joseph Campbell said the point of the Hero’s Journey is transformation. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: When we, as writers, tap into and understand that about our Protagonists, we open up the story in a HUGE way. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Protagonist, Nemesis, Attractor, Mentor, Trickster. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: I think Maslow was full of it, but I'd love to hear more about how you use the Heierarchy of Needs. @zacsanford2 @TheThirdSeries #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: In “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy went on her Hero’s Journey in order to see how her home actually WAS a home. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 1. Character questionnaire: A series of questions you ask each character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: In “Tootsie,” Michael Dorsey went on his Hero’s Journey to learn how to be a better man by being a woman. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:22 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: In “The Silence of the Lambs,” Clarice Starling went on her Hero’s Journey to confront her deepest fears. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:23 am        



 
@therealchadbush: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When we, as writers, tap into and understand that about our Protagonists, we open up the story in a HUGE way. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:23 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Each of these Protagonists is surrounded in their story by Nemesis, Attractor, Mentor, and Trickster figures. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:23 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @PitchfestBob You think Maslow was full of it? Tell. Please. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:23 am        



 
@therealchadbush: RT @jeannevb: Can we just have @gointothestory on every Sunday for the next 6 weeks? #goldmine #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:23 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When we, as writers, tap into and understand that about our Protagonists, we open up the story in a HUGE way. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:23 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Those characters SERVICE the Protagonist's physical journey [Plotline] and psychological journey [Themeline]. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@stilljustjean: This stuff is gold. Feel like I’m winning multiple lotteries! Thanks! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@matt_janacone: Isn't it true that some scripts - not specs scripts - are wriiten for certain actors? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: In almost all movies, a Protagonist starts off in a state of Disunity. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@artistikem: RT @GoIntoTheStory In order to work w/ chars in a screenplay, I believe you need to embrace this principle Character = Function #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@art1032: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy went on her Hero’s Journey in order to see how her home actually WAS a home. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@art1032: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In “Tootsie,” Michael Dorsey went on his Hero’s Journey to learn how to be a better man by being a woman. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: The events of the Plotline impact their metamorphosis in the Themeline, leading [generally] to Unity. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@soundslikeneek: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Jump-start your ability to write distinctive, compelling dialogue per each character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: http://t.co/4AKZOfHp #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: A story does not exist solely in plot. There must be underlying emotional dynamics or else it is meaningless noise. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@CarolSabikJaffe: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Even movies like Bridesmaids and The Hangover have characters who are unique and have their issues. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: This is what I preach on my blog. This is what I teach at Screenwriting Master Class. This is how I write. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@soundslikeneek: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 4. Character Monologue: After you have learned something about a character, write a monologue. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Those characters SERVICE the Protagonists physical journey [Plotline] and psychological journey [Themeline]. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Start with character. End with character. And discover everything you need for a rich compelling story in between. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@TheThirdSeries: .@WriteCoachKiki @pitchfestBob It may not be 'the' tool but it allows for some basic identity of the character #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@ScrubHill66: RT @jeannevb: Bookmark this baby... #characterquestionnaire RT @GoIntoTheStory: http://t.co/pbpVYsWr #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 2. Character biography: Another way to dig into characters is by writing up their personal history. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:24 am        



 
@CarolSabikJaffe: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In order to work with characters in a screenplay, I believe you need to embrace this principle: Character = Function. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@soundslikeneek: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 3. Character Sit-Down: Close the door, shut off your phone, sit down, close your eyes, think of your character, then type. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@CarolSabikJaffe: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In most movies, everything is driven by the Protagonist: their wants, needs, and unique psychological journey. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: A story does not exist solely in plot. must be emotional dynamics or else it is meaningless noise. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: Can you talk about writing characters who are dual protagonists?n #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@therealchadbush: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Start with character. End with character. And discover everything you need for a rich compelling story in between. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@ryanwhittle: RT @GoIntoTheStory: A story does not exist solely in plot. There must be underlying emotional dynamics or else it is meaningless noise. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Okay, that's my spiel. I'm open to any and all questions about character-based screenwriting or screenwriting in general. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@tracinell: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Start with character. End with character, discover everything u need for a rich compelling story in between. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @milesmaker I truly think you misunderstood my question...just curious about what others might use for characters #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory So would you consider plot/structure oriented approaches to be REwrite tools rather than writing tools? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@LynneFavreau: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Start with character. End with character. And discover everything you need for a rich compelling story in between. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@namiunreal: @HGraceMitchell join in #scriptchat right now! ( if youre done with homework (-; )
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@scientek: RT @GoIntoTheStory: A story does not exist solely in plot. There must be underlying emotional dynamics or else it is meaningless noise. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@rachlanger: Late to the party @GointoTheStory can you speak a bit on nailing the voice of pre-existing characters (a la spec episode)? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: @GoIntoTheStory do you go more into what "Start with character. End with character." actually means on your blog? #ScriptChat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@MpRodriguez2007: How does a writer creates emotional dynamics in the screenplay? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: A question about Dual Protagonists... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:25 am        



 
@pettigrew66: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Start with character. End with character. And discover everything you need for a rich compelling story in between. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@zacsanford2: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Start w/character. End w/character. Discover everything you need for a rich compelling story in between. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@alexandrahul: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Most mainstream commercial movies involve a Protagonist going through some sort of metamorphosis. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@scientek: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Those characters SERVICE the Protagonist's physical journey [Plotline] and psychological journey [Themeline]. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@spellingwitch: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Protagonist, Nemesis, Attractor, Mentor, Trickster. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: A story does not exist solely in plot. There must be underlying emotional dynamics or else it is meaningless noise. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Most mainstream commercial movies are single Protagonist, positive transformation stories. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: The events of the Plotline impact their metamorphosis in the Themeline, leading [generally] to Unity. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: But there are other types of Protagonist models. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@alexandrahul: RT @jeannevb: Can we just have @gointothestory on every Sunday for the next 6 weeks? #goldmine #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@milesmaker: @PitchfestBob Maslow's a VERY basic starting point. So much more beyond food, clothing, shelter etc @zacsanford2 @TheThirdSeries #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @zacsanford2: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Start w/character. End w/character. Discover everything you need for a rich compelling story in between. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:26 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: There are Co-Protagonists, like buddy type comedies where two or more Protags share a single journey. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@therealchadbush: @GoIntoTheStory How much detail is too much? I mean the appearance of surroundings, actions, etc. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@scientek: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Protagonist, Nemesis, Attractor, Mentor, Trickster. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: @WriteCoachKiki History is full of starving artists who chose to forego the basic needs in the hierarchy. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@soundslikeneek: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 2. Character biography: Another way to dig into characters is by writing up their personal history. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: There are Dual Protagonists where two Protags intersect but have two distinctive destinies like Shawshank Redemption. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@Remero: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In less than 2 hours, I will be tweet-chatting about character-based screenwriting at #scriptchat. http://t.co/91CHj2ye #screenwriting
November 12, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: @alexandrahul I second that! @GoIntoTheStory is fabulous!n #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:27 am        



 
@soundslikeneek: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 1. Character questionnaire: A series of questions you ask each character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@JennaAvery: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, they can surprise you by how they act, taking the plot in unusual directions. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: @WriteCoachKiki As writers, we are more inclined to observe others' behavior vis a vis Maslow than to live according to it. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: The thing about character archetypes is they are endlessly malleable, we can shape them in a multitude of ways. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: If your character exists and that story universe exists, then character will have their own distinctive backstory. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @GoIntoTheStory That's a fabulous example! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@GCGeek: @GoIntoTheStory Which comes first for you in your process? Character(s) or core story? At least in concept. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: If you have a Dual Protag story, you need to work with each as the Protag in their own unique story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@stacydtwit: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Your story’s characters EXISt. Their story universe EXISTS. They WANT you to tell their story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:28 am        



 
@goodfilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: A story does not exist solely in plot. There must be underlying emotional dynamics or else it is meaningless noise. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@JennaAvery: RT @WriteCoachKiki: RT @GoIntoTheStory: This may take some practice, but if you give yourself over to your characters, you will discover gold. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: In Shawshank, Andy had to confront the injustice of being imprisoned wrongly but also his role in losing his wife. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: I'm not saying it's a bad tool to help develop a character, but I don't think it's an accurate tool to examine human behavior. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@theblcklst: So @GoIntoTheStory's #scriptchat re Character Development is almost half done, which means you still have more time. Trust us. Its worth it.
November 12, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: The thing about character archetypes is they are endlessly malleable, we can shape them in a multitude of ways. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@jeannevb: This RT @GoIntoTheStory: If you have a Dual Protag story, you need to work with each as the Protag in their own unique story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: In Shawshank, Red had to confront the impact of 'institutionalization' and find the last flicker of hope to "get busy living." #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@milesmaker: @pettigrew66 maybe so. Writers often say they eavesdrop on strangers--live a rich life to know countless characters firsthand. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: RT @GoIntoTheStory: If you have a Dual Protag story, you need to work with each as the Protag in their own unique story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:29 am        



 
@GlenEBooks: RT @artistikem: RT @GoIntoTheStory In order to work w/ chars in a screenplay, I believe you need to embrace this principle Character = Function #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: If you have a Dual Protag story, you need to work with each as the Protag in their own unique story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@jeannevb: RT @theblcklst: So @GoIntoTheStory's #scriptchat re Character Development is almost half done, which means you still have more time. Trust us. Its worth it.
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: BTW another great thing about working with character archetypes is you can switch Protagonists. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@therealchadbush: RT @jeannevb: This RT @GoIntoTheStory: If you have a Dual Protag story, you need to work with each as the Protag in their own unique story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @PitchfestBob Like your thought but see it a bit differently though. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@goodfilm: RT @jeannevb: This RT @GoIntoTheStory: If you have a Dual Protag story, you need to work with each as the Protag in their own unique story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@JennaAvery: RT @RWWFilm: Seriously. If you're a screenwriter, get on #scriptchat right NOW. You're missing out on an hour long masters class.
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@jeannevb: @theblcklst @GoIntoTheStory I'll ping you the transcript link when it's done #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@mjodirector: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Dig into that and write it up into a coherent narrative. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: RT @GoIntoTheStory: If you have a Dual Protag story, you need to work with each as the Protag in their own unique story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: As an exercise, look at EACH primary character as the Protagonist, their take on the story universe... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory Any tips on creating strong antagonists? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@mjodirector: RT @GoIntoTheStory: If your character exists and that story universe exists, then character will have their own distinctive backstory. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: In fact they ARE their own Protagonist...n #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:30 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: So for example in "The Silence of the Lambs," Clarice is the Protagonist, Buffalo Bill is the Nemesis, Lecter is the Mentor... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:31 am        



 
@therealchadbush: @pettigrew66 @GoIntoTheStory What I liked about Shawshank was Red was not the main protag, but was instrumental as a co-protag! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:31 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: Jeez. Character development just sounds so...time consuming. But oh so necessary to create a great story. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:31 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Catherine Martin [kidnap victim] is the Attractor, and Dr. Alex Chilton is the Trickster. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:31 am        



  
@romimoondi: RT @GoIntoTheStory: When you dig into characters, you find levels of depth and distinctive traits that make them strong figures. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:31 am        



 
@MpRodriguez2007: @GoIntoTheStory How does a writer establish a character, the protagonist, in his or her opening scene? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:31 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: RT @GoIntoTheStory: As an exercise, look at EACH primary character as the Protagonist, their take on the story universe... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:32 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Switch Protagonists so Lecter is the P, then the N is Chilton, A is Clarice, M is Buffalo Bill [provides clues to Lecter]... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:32 am        



 
@IngridElkner: @GoIntoTheStory And conversely, each character is someone else's antagonist, inc. the protagonist. Good to view from other side. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:32 am        



 
@jeannevb: @therealchadbush transcripts are on http://t.co/NzcyzhrG - I'll tweet it out too :)
November 12, 2012, 1:32 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: @WriteCoachKiki I can respect that! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:32 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: And Trickster is Jack Crawford who sends in Clarice to trick Lecter. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:32 am        



 
@willentrekin: RT @GoIntoTheStory: As an exercise, look at EACH primary character as the Protagonist, their take on the story universe... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@matt_janacone: I find it inspiring when I can imagine 'working' actors in my scripts. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@mjodirector: RT @theblcklst: So you want to be a screenwriter? Probably should be following @GoIntoTheStory's #scriptchat on character development right. now.
November 12, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@LynneFavreau: I have six protags interwoven each experiencing the same phenom w/differing responses. Too many protags? @GoIntoTheStory#scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Switching Protagonist exercise is really, really helpful in character development and a major benefit working with archetypes. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@nvanfilmgirl: Yes, please! RT @jeannevb: Can we just have @gointothestory on every Sunday for the next 6 weeks? #goldmine #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@mjodirector: RT @GoIntoTheStory: The basic narrative arc of movies has changed very little. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @Screenwriter12 I do a variation on that. Writing a summary of the plot from each character's perspective to give me insight. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @milesmaker Absolutely! �� And, I do... I've always been a curious observer of human nature. Also, I'm a novice screenwriter. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: Maslow puts sex on the most fundamental level, & creativity at the top. But I know PUH-LENTY of writers who aren't having sex. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@willentrekin: Yes. Every character is the protagonist of his/her own story, but every story has only one protag. #scriptchat @GoIntoTheStory
November 12, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: That's how the play 'Wicked' was written. It is 'Wizard of Oz' from the evil witch's perspective. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:33 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Switching Protagonist exercise is really, really helpful in character development and a major benefit working with archetypes. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:34 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Let me scroll back through posts to see other questions, so be back in a sec... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:34 am        



 
@BrionyKidd: @GoIntoTheStory Technique to make story more dramatic is to exaggerate aspects of character. But how do you know when *too* big? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:34 am        



 
@alexandrahul: RT @therealchadbush: @GoIntoTheStory Very good feedback here. A character without function is dead in the water. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:34 am        



 
@JennaAvery: RT @jeannevb: Can we just have @gointothestory on every Sunday for the next 6 weeks? #goldmine #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:34 am        



 
@JLHeadScripts: @GoIntoTheStory I try to write my antag that way smetmes. If I were to chnge lnguge and prspctve slightly, they become protag #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:34 am        



 
@caramumfordfilm: Lurking on #scriptchat tonight... great stuff from @GoIntoTheStory! Check it out: http://t.co/HfQJo6Th
November 12, 2012, 1:34 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Here was a question: "Would you agree with me saying that developing a story is throwing mice at a maze?" #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@milesmaker: In hindsight perhaps we analyze characters in a movie more than the screenwriter did when s/he wrote it... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@HBwriterMike: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Switching Protag exercise is really helpful in character development & a major benefit working w archetypes. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@UnkScreenwriter: RT @JennaAvery: RT @jeannevb: Can we just have @gointothestory on every Sunday for the next 6 weeks? #goldmine #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@sarahjansencom: RT @gointothestory: BTW another great thing about working with character archetypes is you can switch Protagonists. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: How useful is it for writers to work w/ actors in developing characters? Other than readings, R there exercises you recommend? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: & Wrath of Khan is Moby Dick from the whale's POV. RT @Screenwriter12: Wicked is Wizard of Oz from the evil witchs perspective. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @PitchfestBob If a writer has enough time for an active sex life - they should be writing more. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: I would say this: Characters and the story they exist within do exist arbitrarily. They have DESTINIES. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@TheLoneOlive: nice to see @GoIntoTheStory on #scriptchat. hop on it folks. speak up & ask a question.
November 12, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: This may take some practice, but if you give yourself over to your characters, you will discover gold. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:35 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Carl Jung had this idea that our task as humans was to engage all aspects of our psyche... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:36 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Including and especially the dark aspects, what he called the "shadow"... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:36 am        



 
@jeannevb: @RWWFilm @PitchfestBob... haha I thought you 2 were men enough to handle BOTH #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:36 am        



 
@caramumfordfilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: As an exercise, look at EACH primary character as the Protagonist, their take on the story universe... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:36 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: HA HA! RT @RWWFilm: @PitchfestBob If a writer has enough time for an active sex life - they should be writing more. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:36 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @PitchfestBob Creativity is not there as a basic need which for creatives can supercede everything. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:36 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 4. Character Monologue: After you have learned something about a character, write a monologue. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:36 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Allow them to speak on a subject. Or make a confession. Or vent their frustrations. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:36 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: And if we don't, the universe creates circumstances which FORCE us to. Now let's transplant that idea to story... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:36 am        



 
@tracinell: @TheWriteScript you getting all this? ;)n #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@milesmaker: deep RT @GoIntoTheStory: Characters and the story they exist within do exist arbitrarily. They have DESTINIES. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@matt_janacone: How many of you think it's dangerous to have a multi-protagonist script? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Your Protagonist is in Disunity. They have cobbled together a life, beliefs and behaviors, but it is an inauthentic life. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@TheLoneOlive: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Switching Protagonist exercise is really, really helpful in character development and a major benefit working with archetypes. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @RWWFilm -- I guess it is a good thing I'm currently single. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@alexandrahul: RT @KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 4. Character Monologue: After you have learned something about a character, write a monologue. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@namiunreal: Im an Actor who loves lurking in #scriptchat !! Great info being exchanged not only for writers (-:
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: I think I'll transcript this #scriptchat tomorrow while I"m @ work during some down time. Finding some awesome gems right now.
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@LaFamiliaFilm: RT @jeannevb: Can we just have @gointothestory on every Sunday for the next 6 weeks? #goldmine #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@NDGloEdutainmnt: RT @GoIntoTheStory: The thing about character archetypes is they are endlessly malleable, we can shape them in a multitude of ways. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@SpiceBites: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In “Tootsie,” Michael Dorsey went on his Hero’s Journey to learn how to be a better man by being a woman. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Their authentic self lies within, but they have been ignoring or repressing it. And like all stories, something happens... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@TheLoneOlive: RT @GoIntoTheStory: A story does not exist solely in plot. There must be underlying emotional dynamics or else it is meaningless noise. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:37 am        



 
@HBwriterMike: I've found it helpful to cast my characters with actors photos on a story board.. helps them come to life for me in 1st draft. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: The Herald's Call! The Call to Adventure! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@TheWriteScript: @tracinell lol. Transcript. Chat on phone is tough. #Scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @zacsanford2 It can only help you professionally :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@MLux65: Seriously. RT @jeannevb: Can we just have @gointothestory on every Sunday for the next 6 weeks? #goldmine #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Dorothy gets swept up to Oz in a tornado! Clarice lands the task of interview Lecter. Michael Dorsey becomes Dorothy Michaels. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: @WriteCoachKiki Yeah. That's why I don't subscribe to Maslow. There are too many people whose Basic Needs don't fit the model. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@art1032: #Scriptchat best thing you can do is go read #GoIntoTheStory blog. Such a wealth of info there. You'll have post-its all over. #notkidding
November 12, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@wickedjava: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Do this for 30 minutes. Do not edit. Do not judge what you are writing. Just sit with your character and see what emerges. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:38 am        



 
@caramumfordfilm: Second that! RT @LaFamiliaFilm: RT @jeannevb: Can we just have @gointothestory on every Sunday for the next 6 weeks? #goldmine #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@jeannevb: @TheWriteScript I got your back #transcriptgold #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@franklinleonard: RT @GoIntoTheStory: I would say this: Characters and the story they exist within do exist arbitrarily. They have DESTINIES. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@wickedjava: @GoIntoTheStory great advice #Scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@therealchadbush: @jeannevb Thanks, gonna add it to my speed dial now! Any and all resources to help me better my skill are a PLUS! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: What if we look at those as not random, but the story universe creating circumstances to FORCE the P to confront their Disunity? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: :) RT @PitchfestBob: Yeah. Thats why I dont subscribe to Maslow. There are too many people whose Basic Needs dont fit the model. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@MARKT11: Journey is everything...from Cave paintings to Bible, Koran, Willy S. and to today. #Scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Dorothy HAD to go to Oz in order to learn "there's no place like home"? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @therealchadbush @gointothestory Yes! Im prompted to think of other films which have a similar dynamic! Nice little project! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: .@GoIntoTheStory is making my head explode in a very good way! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@JennaAvery: RT @GoIntoTheStory: As an exercise, look at EACH primary character as the Protagonist, their take on the story universe... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:39 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @PitchfestBob I use the basic principles of Maslow when I actually do character bios. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: RT @art1032: #Scriptchat best thing you can do is go read #GoIntoTheStory blog. Such a wealth of info there. You'll have post-its all over. #notkidding
November 12, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Clarice HAD to intersect with Lecter in order for him to Mentor her into her fearful self and the screaming lambs. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@RWWFilm: SIDE NOTE ON CHARACTER: If you haven't read Scott's Jungian analysis of #INCEPTION you're missing out http://t.co/HRoB7NY2 #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@stilljustjean: Unrelated question. Can a successful screenwriter live in Iowa? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@tallydarling: #scriptchat what if- you have a tight knit family- the central basis of the story, each leading their own stories, no lead protagonist?
November 12, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@HBwriterMike: RT @art1032: #Scriptchat best thing you can do is go read #GoIntoTheStory blog. Such a wealth of info there. You'll have post-its all over.
November 12, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@theblcklst: Wouldn't it be great if @GoIntoTheStory hit 10K followers during #scriptchat tonight? He's almost there. Also his #scriptchat is amazing.
November 12, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@wickedjava: RT @GoIntoTheStory: 1. Character questionnaire: A series of questions you ask each character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@matt_janacone: How has everyone's weekend been? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@jeannevb: yes RT @stilljustjean: Unrelated question. Can a successful screenwriter live in Iowa? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: Michael Dorsey HAD to become Dorothy Michaels to force him to confront how he was a rather chauvinistic, manipulative guy. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@VictoriaInVerse: RT @Screenwriter12: How useful is it for writers to work w/ actors in developing characters? Other than readings, R there exercises you recommend? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:40 am        



 
@mlemcdonald: RT @zacsanford2: @PitchfestBob I use the basic principles of Maslow when I actually do character bios. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@mediadivaTV: Not able to focus on chat at the moment, but will DEFINITELY be reading this #scriptchat transcript. So informative!
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@wickedjava: Hey there fellow #Scriptchat tweeps
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@WriterCarmen: @matt_janacone You have only so many pages, and beginners tend toward inefficiency; dangerous in that respect... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@GoIntoTheStory: So a maze? Yes, in a way. Each Protagonist has their own destiny which can be defined by... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@jeannevb: #FF @gointothestory peeps... #youwontregretit #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@AmosPosner: If you want a master class in character-based screenwriting/storytelling, @GoIntoTheStory is tweeting #scriptchat right now.
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@caramumfordfilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: What if we look at those as not random, but the story universe creating circumstances to FORCE the P to confront their Disunity? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@wickedjava: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Clarice HAD to intersect with Lecter in order for him to Mentor her into her fearful self and the screaming lambs. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@franklinleonard: Wouldn't it be great if @GoIntoTheStory hit 10K followers tonight during #scriptchat. He's close. Also his #scriptchat is amazing.
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@SarahKP_: RT @GoIntoTheStory: A story does not exist solely in plot. There must be underlying emotional dynamics or else it is meaningless noise. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory is the perfect representation of how we should all act once we break into the industry: generously. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: Interesting. RT @zacsanford2: @PitchfestBob I use the basic principles of Maslow when I actually do character bios. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@HBwriterMike: RT @GoIntoTheStory: What if we look at those as not random, but the story universe creating circumstances to FORCE the P to confront their Disunity? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@twopointfour: RT @franklinleonard: Wouldn't it be great if @GoIntoTheStory hit 10K followers tonight during #scriptchat. He's close. Also his #scriptchat is amazing.
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: RT @chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory is the perfect representation of how we should all act once we break into the industry: generously. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@AndiWritesAgain: @rdlln It's more than outlining, imho. It's unfortunate that people see it that way. I standby my low-budget thoughts! Haha! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@wickedjava: @GoIntoTheStory how do you know when you have found your mentor? #Scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:41 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: @zacsanford2 That's neat. I write from a position of Theme 1st, so usually my characters make themselves known to serve Theme. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @jeannevb @PitchfestBob I mean--yeah--totally--sex all the time and writing--uh huh--that's me #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@therealchadbush: RT @theblcklst: Wouldn't it be great if @GoIntoTheStory hit 10K followers during #scriptchat tonight? He's almost there. Also his #scriptchat is amazing.
November 12, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@AndiWritesAgain: RT @GoIntoTheStory: As an exercise, look at EACH primary character as the Protagonist, their take on the story universe... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory Repeating Q: Do you think structure/plot approaches to #screenwriting are REwrite tools over writing tools? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@tallydarling: Loving #scriptchat (just not that it's 1:40am here)... Bummer!
November 12, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@therealchadbush: RT @SarahAlexis4: .@GoIntoTheStory is making my head explode in a very good way! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Even movies like Bridesmaids and The Hangover have characters who are unique and have their issues. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Michael Dorsey HAD to become Dorothy Michaels to force him to confront how he was a rather chauvinistic, manipulative guy. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@jeannevb: @RWWFilm works for @PitchfestBob ;) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @art1032 Yes! My coffee table is full of his info & my notes based on his blog! I'm a happy girl! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@NDGloEdutainmnt: RT @GoIntoTheStory: What if we look at those as not random, but the story universe creating circumstances to FORCE the P to confront their Disunity? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@NDGloEdutainmnt: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Dorothy HAD to go to Oz in order to learn "there's no place like home"? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:42 am        



 
@matt_janacone: @WriterCarmen I've written 13 scripts and have stuck to 1 protagonist. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@UnkScreenwriter: RT @RWWFilm: @jeannevb @PitchfestBob I mean--yeah--totally--sex all the time and writing--uh huh--thats me #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@nikkitruckee: RT @theblcklst: Wouldn't it be great if @GoIntoTheStory hit 10K followers during #scriptchat tonight? He's almost there. Also his #scriptchat is amazing.
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @WriteCoachKiki @PitchfestBob every project is different and I rarely start with character, but when I do I use it. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In most movies, everything is driven by the Protagonist: their wants, needs, and unique psychological journey. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@JennaAvery: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Carl Jung had this idea that our task as humans was to engage all aspects of our psyche... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @PitchfestBob We should come up with one for creative people. :) Don't think I'm really kidding.....#scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @WriteCoachKiki @PitchfestBob But most the time I start with the idea, then themes, then characters, then beats. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@TheWriteScript: @jeannevb thanks! #Scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@art1032: @pettigrew66 OMG right be4 or after I started scriptchat I read the WHOLE thing,wow lots of info. But he wrote it 2 where I wanted more info
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@JennaAvery: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Including and especially the dark aspects, what he called the "shadow"... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Protagonist, Nemesis, Attractor, Mentor, Trickster. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@DomSalvaggio: RT @GoIntoTheStory: http://t.co/4AKZOfHp #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@pettigrew66: RT @chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory is the perfect representation of how we should all act once we break into the industry: generously. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:43 am        



 
@marisabirns: @jeannevb Don't regret it at all. It's a master class with @GoIntoTheStory Wow. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@byharryconnolly: RT @theblcklst: So you want to be a screenwriter? Probably should be following @GoIntoTheStory's #scriptchat on character development right. now.
November 12, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Uh oh... I think @GoIntoTheStory probably was thrown in Twitter Jail. Bummer. He was killing it with the info. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @zacsanford2 @PitchfestBob Interesting. I always start with character. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@matt_janacone: @WriterCarmen Scripts like "He's Just Not That Into You' are probably very challenging to write with multi-main characters. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@Rohmayo: RT @UnkScreenwriter: RT @RWWFilm: @jeannevb @PitchfestBob I mean--yeah--totally--sex all the time and writing--uh huh--thats me #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@KenYap89: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Joseph Campbell said the point of the Hero’s Journey is transformation. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:44 am        



 
@NDGloEdutainmnt: RT @RWWFilm: SIDE NOTE ON CHARACTER: If you haven't read Scott's Jungian analysis of #INCEPTION you're missing out http://t.co/HRoB7NY2 #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@davyallin: RT @franklinleonard: Wouldn't it be great if @GoIntoTheStory hit 10K followers tonight during #scriptchat. He's close. Also his #scriptchat is amazing.
November 12, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: @jeannevb "Hey Baby. I write zombie movies and I love you for your mind. Your delicious mind." Works every time. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @WriteCoachKiki I can go either way. On one, I had a premise and I figured what sort of character would this be their nightmare. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@MARKT11: I am huge JUNGIAN, due to auto accident where I should've died or handicapped for life. On my way to meeting w/ producer. Weird. #Scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@jeannevb: Yikes RT @zacsanford2: I think @GoIntoTheStory probably was thrown in Twitter Jail. Bummer. He was killing it with the info. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@CelluloidBlonde: Oops, did I miss @GoIntoTheStory ? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@zacsanford2: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Joseph Campbell said the point of the Hero’s Journey is transformation. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:45 am        



 
@JennaAvery: Ditto RT @SarahAlexis4: .@GoIntoTheStory is making my head explode in a very good way! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @RWWFilm @UnkScreenwriter @jeannevb @PitchfestBob *And* you find time for Twitter? Damn. #Busywriter #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @WriteCoachKiki @zacsanford2 @PitchfestBob I'm closer to Zac's process. Idea-Themes-then Characters #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: @WriteCoachKiki I am in. Seriously, I think that's a wonderful idea. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@KTJMarketing: RT @the blcklst: Wouldn't it be great if @GoIntoTheStory hit 10K followers during #scriptchat tonight?
November 12, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@IkeInfamous: RT @milesmaker: Actors aren't characters--they simply personify the roles they've played. IMHO too surface for in-depth character writing #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@jeannevb: he might be in Twitter jail for all the tweets :( RT @CelluloidBlonde: Oops, did I miss @GoIntoTheStory ? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@zacsanford2: So since it seems we've lost our guest to #TwitterJail, let's continue on the discussion or expand on some of his ideas. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @chasffisher @gointothestory THAT'S right! Not just industry-wise but, always! He sets a terrific example! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:46 am        



  
@RWWFilm: @PitchfestBob @jeannevb It's all about where you want to set your standards :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@LisaGProsek: Does @GoIntoTheStory have a book with all this <great> info? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@jeannevb: @PitchfestBob that's hot #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@rdlln: I find the best way to learn about/develop my characters is to just throw them into a situation and let 'em rip #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:46 am        



 
@jeannevb: Let's keep talking characters & all we learned from @GoIntoTheStory... everyone throw out your fave char tip #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:47 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @PitchfestBob @WriteCoachKiki I second that. Spectacular idea. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:47 am        



 
@therealchadbush: RT @chasffisher: @GoIntoTheStory is the perfect representation of how we should all act once we break into the industry: generously. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:47 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @JennaAvery @sarahalexis4 @gointothestory Im glad Im not the only one spinning here!! Wow! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:47 am        



 
@art1032: @LisaGProsek @GoIntoTheStory Not sure but he has an AWESOME blog:) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:47 am        



 
@milesmaker: ditto. I go from idea to theme(s) to characters @RWWFilm: @WriteCoachKiki @zacsanford2 @PitchfestBob #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:47 am        



 
@TheThirdSeries: Hey @twitter FREE @GoIntoTheStory !! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:47 am        



 
@jeannevb: When my char is in scene, I always ask "What if..." & imagine putting them in the worst position imaginable #brainstormideas #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@kim_garland: Boo :( RT @jeannevb: he might be in Twitter jail for all the tweets :( RT @CelluloidBlonde: Oops, did I miss @GoIntoTheStory ? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@FrankenScript: Should be a "get out of twitter jail" card... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@matt_janacone: @chasffisher I'd like to produce one of them, but I don't have the experience to carry it out. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@therealchadbush: Know your characters! Create those backgrounds. This will drive them and define them in their journey!!! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@LisaGProsek: @art1032 Yep: His blog is my home page. :) Thanks! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@GangemiTony: @jeannevb Loving the conversation re: destiny. Rick having to put Ilsa on a plane to finally confront his cynical isolationism. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@WriterCarmen: @LisaGProsek @GoIntoTheStory has a category menu on the right hand side of the blog; endless, endless educational material! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@JennaAvery: I want it! RT @LisaGProsek: Does @GoIntoTheStory have a book with all this <great> info? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@TheLoneOlive: RT @FrankenScript: Should be a "get out of twitter jail" card... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:48 am        



 
@rdlln: @Support How many tweets does it take to post bail? #freeScottMeyers #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@matt_janacone: @chasffisher I have had some of the scripts requested by studio readers. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@JimCaravan: RT @GoIntoTheStory: A story does not exist solely in plot. There must be underlying emotional dynamics or else it is meaningless noise. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: I'm so in if you really want to go for it. :) @RWWFilm @PitchfestBob I second that. Spectacular idea. #scriptchat #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: #scriptchat was def dope tonight. Thanks to @GoIntoTheStory for leading the way and dropping gems.
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@LisaGProsek: @JennaAvery Me, too! That would be a book with a million sticky notes hanging out! :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @jeannevb @celluloidblonde @gointothestory He's amazing! Maybe he should have 2 twitter accounts to scape jail??? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@ItsreallyJudi: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Start with character. End with character. And discover everything you need for a rich compelling story in between. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@goodfilm: “@jeannevb: yes RT @stilljustjean: Unrelated question. Can a successful screenwriter live in Iowa? #scriptchat” (why do people always ask?)
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: I'm a fan of writing monologues to learn what and how my character feels. Not as dialogue. As a tool so they become more real. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @jeannevb One of my fave character based writing tips is to really explore his/her fatal flaw and how it connects to the theme. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @jeannevb Change things about your characters - sex, race, religion. What changes and what doesn't. What doesn't is their CORE #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@tallydarling: RT @FrankenScript: Should be a "get out of twitter jail" card... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@therealchadbush: @jeannevb When in that position will they compromise or stand true? That is important to know when in these situations. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@JennaAvery: @LisaGProsek I think he has notes for most of his classes that he teaches @GoIntoTheStory #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@WriterCarmen: RT @rdlln: @Support How many tweets does it take to post bail? #freeScottMeyers #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@milesmaker: @jeannevb I start with character flaws before their strengths that hide their flaws, then find ways to bring the flaws out #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:49 am        



 
@rdlln: @WriteCoachKiki what's this idea? #toodrunktoscroll #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @RWWFilm Interesting. I'm not sure if I have a set way of doing things. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@wcdixon: I wish more writing tip references were to sucessful films of the past 2-3 years instead of 20 or 30 years ago. #relevance #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@jeannevb: http://t.co/QncBWQox RT @LisaGProsek: @art1032 Yep: His blog is my home page. :) Thanks! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@FilmFatale_NYC: RT @gointothestory: In “The Silence of the Lambs,” Clarice Starling went on her Hero’s Journey to confront her deepest fears. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@milesgunter: @GoIntoTheStory giving an excellent lecture on writing this hour. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@FilmFatale_NYC: RT @gointothestory: In “Tootsie,” Michael Dorsey went on his Hero’s Journey to learn how to be a better man by being a woman. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@LisaGProsek: @JennaAvery Oh! I'll have to look into that! Thanks! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@FilmFatale_NYC: RT @gointothestory: Most mainstream commercial movies involve a Protagonist going through some sort of metamorphosis. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@stilljustjean: When I get stuck, I imagine I’m the character’s mother. Why? Because mothers always have an opinion. At least mine does. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@FilmFatale_NYC: RT @gointothestory: Joseph Campbell said the point of the Hero’s Journey is transformation. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @rdlln @support I'm supporting the cause!!! #freeScottMeyers #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@CelluloidBlonde: I know it is wrong, but I find it hilarious @GoIntoTheStory is in twitter jail. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@JennaAvery: I like the idea of the character starting out in Disunity and integrating their shadow @GoIntoTheStory #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@milesmaker: RT @SarahAlexis4: One of my fave character based writing tips is to really explore fatal flaw and how it connects to the theme. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@JennaAvery: @LisaGProsek Me too! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@jeannevb: @therealchadbush agree! A person's character is defined by how they behave under pressure #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:50 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @rdlln A hierarchy of needs for creative people. On the idea of Maslow but geared for creatives. #keepdrinking #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@WriterCarmen: @matt_janacone For sure; successful ensemble pieces are legit works of art #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: PM Me. I love the idea. @WriteCoachKiki: Im so in if you really want to go for it. :) @RWWFilm #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@kim_garland: #freeScottMeyers !! RT @pettigrew66: @rdlln @support I'm supporting the cause!!! #freeScottMeyers #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@LisaGProsek: @jeannevb Thanks! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@HBwriterMike: RT @SarahAlexis4: @jeannevb One of my fave character based writing tips is to really explore his/her fatal flaw and how it connects to the theme. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @WriteCoachKiki I think it's more familiarity w/ that process than anything else. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@MARKT11: Ultimate sacrifice HERO can make on his/her journey is...sacrifice of life. So much for happy endings. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:51 am        



 
@rdlln: I rarely do this, but I've heard of having characters answer questionnaire to learn about them as well as to develop their voice #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@JennaAvery: @rdlln @WriteCoachKiki yes, what gives? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @WriteCoachKiki @rdlln If there was a hierarchy of needs for writers, caffeine and Nutella would be towards the top. :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@UnkScreenwriter: RT @CelluloidBlonde: I know it is wrong, but I find it hilarious @GoIntoTheStory is in twitter jail. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @PitchfestBob @RWWFilm Absolutely! :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@lisapease: RT @GoIntoTheStory: In less than 2 hours, I will be tweet-chatting about character-based screenwriting at #scriptchat. http://t.co/91CHj2ye #screenwriting
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@jeannevb: @milesmaker love prot flaw but I also LOVE giving antagonist a characteristic to humanize him/her #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@MyBrainHurts: RT @RWWFilm: @SarahAlexis4 @GoIntoTheStory Get out your umbrellas - there's a storm of knowledge coming. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@scriptmag: Twitter Jail!: So I guess I posted too many Tweets in tonight’s scriptchat session. But they... http://t.co/ujIHu6kY via @gointothestory
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@tallydarling: @wcdixon I think if you pick a good film- #scriptchat will tear it apart (nicely) to demonstrate the tricks and tools in a current way- try!
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: I sometimes reverse the sex of my character to see if they are more interesting as the opposite sex. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@Rwriteur: @milesmaker @pettigrew66 Listening is part of writing. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@rdlln: @WriteCoachKiki sex and whisky 1st need for me #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@CelluloidBlonde: @MARKT11 Unless you resurrect the character, Neo dies in The Matrix. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:52 am        



 
@Singleton_Paul: Hi there! I'm going to check the transcript once it's up. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:53 am        



 
@JennaAvery: RT @kim_garland: #freeScottMeyers !! RT @pettigrew66: @rdlln @support I'm supporting the cause!!! #freeScottMeyers #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:53 am        



 
@jeannevb: If you can hear us @GoIntoTheStory, you have totally inspired everyone tonight. We'd break you out of jail if we could. xo #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@ScriptFeed: Twitter Jail!: So I guess I posted too many Tweets in tonight’s scriptchat session. But they can’t t... http://t.co/eAa7KOuS #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@MARKT11: What would've made SKYFALL even more thrilling? Hand to hand fighting: BOND vs. the JAVIER's VILLIAN #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@JennaAvery: RT @blknwite: @LisaGProsek @GoIntoTheStory courses by the week or longer, amazing courses, Scott very generous and inspiring #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @WriteCoachKiki @pitchfestbob Developed a teen comedy with @tweetcody that Maslow's hierarchy of needs lays a crucial part. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@mlemcdonald: #scriptchat Do you all think buddy films must be multi-protag?
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @CelluloidBlonde @MARKT11 WILLINGNESS to die can be just as effective as actual death imo #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@CelluloidBlonde: RT @pettigrew66: @rdlln @support I'm supporting the cause!!! #freeScottMeyers #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@matt_janacone: How many of you have participated in #scriptfrenzy? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@HBwriterMike: You know #scriptchat has 'made it' when the Guinness Book of World Records has a promoted tweet on the #
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@IndiesUnchained: RT @jeannevb: Let's keep talking characters & all we learned from @GoIntoTheStory... everyone throw out your fave char tip #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@tallydarling: @Screenwriter12 that's quite a mind-blow. But fair idea. #scriptchat reversing their sex?
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@milesmaker: My sci-fi @1lastHuman starts with an adult character that never existed and has no backstory. Flaws are mistakes in realtime #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@MARKT11: @CelluloidBlonde Yeah...but that's not real sacrifice. That's a franchise in the making. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@grahaminman: Go Into The Story | Twitter Jail! http://t.co/4w07QMYD #Scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: I heard that Colorado and Washington State just legalized recreational overtweeting. @GoIntoTheStory #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@JennaAvery: RT @jeannevb: If you can hear us @GoIntoTheStory, you have totally inspired everyone tonight. We'd break you out of jail if we could. xo #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:54 am        



 
@Original316: I do Day-in-the-Life short stories for my characters. Instead of bios they live and reflect unrelated to the script. #scriptchat #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:55 am        



 
@Christina8ryant: RT @IndiesUnchained: RT @jeannevb: Let's keep talking characters & all we learned from @GoIntoTheStory... everyone throw out your fave char tip #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:55 am        



 
@milesmaker: Did that. Man became woman RT @Screenwriter12: I sometimes reverse the sex of my character to see if they are more interesting #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:55 am        



 
@MARKT11: WILD BUNCH...real death of bad guys making ultimate sacrifice to do good...give their lives for friend. Can't have it both ways. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:55 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Since @gointothestory got thrown in jail, he said throw more questions on his blog: http://t.co/8Bgt7kDO #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:55 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @matt_janacone Just FYI, #scriptfrenzy is dead. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@marissamutascio: RT @rdlln: 6 Easy Ways To Write Better Dialogue by @ScootyWoopEnt http://t.co/spJ8sq1W #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@LisaGProsek: Thanks for the info on the courses! Loved this Scriptchat! RT @JennaAvery: RT @blknwite: #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@kim_garland: YES! THIS! >> RT @grahaminman: Go Into The Story | Twitter Jail! http://t.co/dSHLu0ej #Scriptchat #ScottRocks
November 12, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@XVigilanti: #scriptchat without a superior antagonist there is no protagonist
November 12, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@scriptchat: RT @zacsanford2: Since @gointothestory got thrown in jail, he said throw more questions on his blog: http://t.co/80Tuh4mL #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@JennaAvery: Can't stop the signal RT @ScriptFeed: So I guess I posted too many Tweets in tonight’s #scriptchat session. http://t.co/K11zfisz
November 12, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@jeannevb: RT @zacsanford2: Since @gointothestory got thrown in jail, he said throw more questions on his blog: http://t.co/XpbRCPTz #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @zacsanford2 @tweetcody @pitchfestbob Sounds interesting. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @wcdixon Oh, but those older films are imperative and crucial for anyone who writes...in my opinion. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:56 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: Hey teach is gone - let's act up. #whatisaidfor12years #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: RT @stilljustjean: When stuck, imagine the character’s mother. Why? Because mothers always have an opinion. At least mine does. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@pettigrew66: RT @jeannevb: RT @zacsanford2: Since @gointothestory got thrown in jail, he said throw more questions on his blog: http://t.co/XpbRCPTz #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@matt_janacone: @zacsanford2 You're kidding, right? #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@jeannevb: Since @gointothestory is in jail, I'm going to nab the transcript and get this sucker up! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@JennaAvery: RT @zacsanford2: Since @gointothestory got thrown in jail, he said throw more questions on his blog: http://t.co/8Bgt7kDO #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@LisaGProsek: @GoIntoTheStory Thanks so much for a GREAT Scriptchat! So much to think about and put into my work! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@HBwriterMike: RT @zacsanford2 :Since @gointothestory got thrown in jail, he said throw more questions on his blog: http://t.co/KBG8p216 #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@stacy_chambers: RT @zacsanford2: Since @gointothestory got thrown in jail, he said throw more questions on his blog: http://t.co/8Bgt7kDO #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@CelluloidBlonde: @JennaAvery Yay! {{{Firefly quotes}}} #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@tuckfwitter: o/ RT @jeannevb: Since @gointothestory is in jail, I'm going to nab the transcript and get this sucker up! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@JennaAvery: @CelluloidBlonde Shiny! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@SarahAlexis4: @GoIntoTheStory Thank you so much for taking the time to share your amazing insights with us! And for your invaluable blog! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@kim_garland: I'm in! *pulls out flask from desk* RT @WriteCoachKiki: Hey teach is gone - let's act up. #whatisaidfor12years #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@RWWFilm: RT @jeannevb: RT @zacsanford2: Since @gointothestory got thrown in jail, he said throw more questions on his blog: http://t.co/XpbRCPTz #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@JennaAvery: @CelluloidBlonde Nice to meet a fellow browncoat #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@marisabirns: @jeannevb Hero's journey for @GoIntoTheStory includes penal colony of twitter. Breaking him out of jail is transformation. :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:57 am        



 
@tallydarling: #scriptchat I've got LOADS of ideas from so many of your, your tips, comments, views- thanks @GoIntoTheStory #scriptchat from twitter jail
November 12, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@ReneeWritez: RT @UnkScreenwriter: RT @CelluloidBlonde: I know it is wrong, but I find it hilarious @GoIntoTheStory is in twitter jail. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@art1032: RT @LisaGProsek: @GoIntoTheStory Thanks so much for a GREAT Scriptchat! So much to think about and put into my work! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @matt_janacone Nope, look at the last post on their site. But no need to fear, there's hopes it'll come back before April. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@GCGeek: @jeannevb I'd love a tweet count and RT count for tonight's chat. I bet we set a record on both. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@Singleton_Paul: @mlemcdonald I've been told buddy films usually aren't the same as multi-protag. One of the buddies is making the decisions. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@therealchadbush: @jeannevb @GoIntoTheStory Baking a virtual cake now and inserting pixelated file now! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@zacsanford2: To those who came late or feel they may have missed tweets, the transcript should be one to reference often. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: A man who knows what he needs. RT @rdllnn@WriteCoachKiki sex and whisky 1st need for me #scriptchat #thethingsyoulearninscriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@CelluloidBlonde: Oh well, nice to almost see @GoIntoTheStory tonight. Take care, all. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:58 am        



 
@Screenwriter12: Thanks for finding such great guests such as @GoIntoTheStory, @jeannevb! Excellent session tonight. Thanks to all! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @GCGeek Lots of tweets, but there's been chats where several people are thrown in Twitter Jail. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@JennaAvery: @GoIntoTheStory You were fabulous tonight, thank you so much! Thanks to @jeannevb too! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@milesmaker: @jeannevb trying to humanize my transhuman antagonist @1lastHuman (the humans inside him) all I have is self-serving motivation. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@jeannevb: RT @marisabirns: @jeannevb Hero's journey for @GoIntoTheStory includes penal colony of twitter. Breaking him out of jail is transformation. :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@Singleton_Paul: @mlemcdonald So one is really the protag. And they aren't two distinct stories that share a theme and intersect somehow. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@PitchfestBob: What Signe said. RT @Screenwriter12: Thanks for finding such great guests such as @GoIntoTheStory, @jeannevb! Excellent session #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 1:59 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @Rwriteur @milesmaker It really works for me! We should all be better listeners anyway, right? :-) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@RWWFilm: @Singleton_Paul @mlemcdonald Depends on the flick. Something like Lethall Weapon - buddies - but not dual. Hangover is thoug #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@mlemcdonald: @Singleton_Paul #scriptchat That's kind of what I was thinking. But I guess each needs own story arc still.
November 12, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@HBwriterMike: Much respect for Scott Myers & the relentless resources he provides 2 the #screenwriting community. Thank u for #scriptchat @gointothestory!
November 12, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@GCGeek: @zacsanford2 We should have a Twitter paddy wagon contest. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:00 am        



 
@tallydarling: RT @HBwriterMike: Much respect for Scott Myers & the relentless resources he provides 2 the #screenwriting community. Thank u for #scriptchat @gointothestory!
November 12, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @rdlln Kinda interesting!! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@zacsanford2: Thank you all for coming out and most of all to @GoIntoTheStory for going to jail on behalf of the community. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@theblcklst: I can confirm that currently @GoIntoTheStory is unable to access Twitter which is why #scriptchat was cut short. He sends his apologies.
November 12, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@jeannevb: The bewitching hour is here! *applause* to @GoIntoTheStory for being so bad ass Twitter arrested him! Love to you, Scott! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@tallydarling: RT @zacsanford2: Thank you all for coming out and most of all to @GoIntoTheStory for going to jail on behalf of the community. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@karma_thief: RT @GoIntoTheStory: I would say this: Characters and the story they exist within do exist arbitrarily. They have DESTINIES. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@karma_thief: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Carl Jung had this idea that our task as humans was to engage all aspects of our psyche... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:01 am        



 
@karma_thief: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Including and especially the dark aspects, what he called the "shadow"... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@therealchadbush: @therealchadbush @jeannevb @GoIntoTheStory I should clarify the file is one to file the bars, not to open on a computer, lol! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@mlemcdonald: @Singleton_Paul #scriptchat Yes, I think typically it's a focus on one person's story. Thanks.
November 12, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@jodykwik: @jeannevb Great chat! Love when a character has such a dilemma they're like an engine whirring away right before it blows #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@therealchadbush: RT @theblcklst: I can confirm that currently @GoIntoTheStory is unable to access Twitter which is why #scriptchat was cut short. He sends his apologies.
November 12, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@jeannevb: @PitchfestBob @Screenwriter12 we love finding such generous peeps like @GoIntoTheStory. Many reasons why Twitter rocks #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @zacsanford2 @gointothestory I can't remember the last time I was this blown away! THANKS for this gift tonite!! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@tallydarling: @theblcklst @gointothestory it was awesome. He went to twitter jail with his head held high and followers kneeling. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:02 am        



 
@ScrubHill66: #scriptchat..I'm working on 1st script but have hard time writing emotions. I act out the scene first, write later..anyone else do this?
November 12, 2012, 2:03 am        



 
@priscellie: RT @GoIntoTheStory: http://t.co/4AKZOfHp #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:04 am        



 
@zacsanford2: @jeannevb Hey, I hear people are looking for ways to break into Hollywood from outside the thirty mile zone, can you help? :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:04 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @zacsanford2: @WriteCoachKiki @rdlln If there was a hierarchy of needs for writers, caffeine and Nutella would be towards the top. :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:04 am        



 
@TheWriteScript: @GoIntoTheStory Thanks for a great chat. I appreciate your time. #Scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:04 am        



 
@milesmaker: RT @Nicoleedits: Writer/directors needed. And you have to be funny! http://t.co/GI2hbkZV #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:04 am        



 
@goodejim10: RT @GoIntoTheStory: A story does not exist solely in plot. There must be underlying emotional dynamics or else it is meaningless noise. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:05 am        



 
@kim_garland: Thank you @GoIntoTheStory for TONS of great info & lots to chew on. | Goodnight #scriptchat friends - have a great Sunday night everyone!
November 12, 2012, 2:05 am        



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @PitchfestBob @RWWFilm I love the idea too. I always found it seriously lacking. Let's go for it. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:06 am        



 
@therealchadbush: @scriptchat @DaveBautista @neilhimself RT this for a worthy cause, please. #scriptchat #mma #Veteran
November 12, 2012, 2:06 am        



 
@TheThirdSeries: RT @zacsanford2: @WriteCoachKiki @rdlln If there was a hierarchy of needs for writers, caffeine and Nutella would be towards the top. :) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:06 am        



 
@jeannevb: Got it! http://t.co/jhzN587S RT @zacsanford2: I hear ppl are looking for ways to break into HW fr outside 30 mile zone #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:06 am        



 
@KadraSahal: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Do I follow a formula for character development? No, but I do have a PROCESS. It's what I teach at Screenwriting Master Class. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:07 am        



 
@pettigrew66: @art1032 Great motivation! Very generous! I'm now a groupie! Haha! #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:07 am        



 
@arbutus_films: Great tips from @GoIntoTheStory tonight! thanks for sharing #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:07 am        



 
@NotreDameFan27: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Each of these Protagonists is surrounded in their story by Nemesis, Attractor, Mentor, and Trickster figures. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:07 am        



 
@HBwriterMike: RT @DennisChristo4 :Hurry Christmas Day! #DjangoUnchained #MrMoguy http://t.co/ambsKDHX #filmmaking #screenwriting #scriptchat #MustseeFilm
November 12, 2012, 2:08 am        



 
@zacsanford2: RT @jeannevb: Got it! http://t.co/IzXLCqMG RT @zacsanford2: I hear ppl are looking for ways to break into HW from the outside. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:08 am        



 
@NotreDameFan27: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Those characters SERVICE the Protagonist's physical journey [Plotline] and psychological journey [Themeline]. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:09 am        



 
@MyBrainHurts: @rdlln #scriptchat I've done this and it works great. The personalities emerge quickly. It feels like I have a more complete person.
November 12, 2012, 2:09 am        



 
@NotreDameFan27: RT @GoIntoTheStory: As an exercise, look at EACH primary character as the Protagonist, their take on the story universe... #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:09 am        



 
@scriptmag: RT @zacsanford2: RT @jeannevb: Got it! http://t.co/IzXLCqMG RT @zacsanford2: I hear ppl are looking for ways to break into HW from the outside. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:09 am        



 
@scriptchat: RT @zacsanford2: RT @jeannevb: Got it! http://t.co/IzXLCqMG RT @zacsanford2: I hear ppl are looking for ways to break into HW from the outside. #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:09 am        



 
@sdarancette: @zacsanford2 @jeannevb But what if you are just one mile outside the TMZ? #scriptchat.
November 12, 2012, 2:10 am        



 
@jeannevb: @sdarancette @zacsanford2 I got that covered too... send bellydancers to their offices ;) #scriptchat
November 12, 2012, 2:10 am        

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