Plot Driven Drama

Posted Jun 14 2013 in , , , , ,

I’ve probably said a million times on this blog that I’m a character person. Character is what brings me back to a story over and over. Character is what makes me want to watch certain TV shows, even if it’s something outside my normal genres. Character is where I start each of my stories.  This […]

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Magic Mike

Posted Jul 3 2012 in , , , , , ,

  Twitter was all abuzz last Friday when this movie opened. To tell the truth, the only reason I knew about the movie was because of Twitter. Over the last few months, many people posted links to trailers. If they hadn’t, I wouldn’t have had a clue because I don’t often get to see grown-up […]

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Plot Complexity and Missing

Posted May 3 2012 in , , , , , , ,

When Ashley Judd’s new showed premiered, I knew I’d give Missing a try because I’m a fan. The basic premise of the show is that Judd, a former CIA operative, is searching for her son who has been kidnapped while in Europe. If you want more details about the show, check out Tiffany White’s rundown […]

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Plot vs. Character

Posted Jan 26 2012 in , , , , , , ,

Obviously you need both character and plot for a story to be any good. It’s not that one is better than another. If there is more emphasis on one over the other, it’s simply a different kind of story. When I used to teach creative writing, I explained this to my students in the following […]

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