Posts Categorized: Screenwriting

Archetypal Characters in the Hero’s Journey (Infographic)

Every story is a journey. Whether set in a fantastical world or the house next door, all narratives in some way chronicle the universal human experience of growth and transition. A screenwriter’s responsibility is to help guide the audience along this path in an accessible and compelling way. Enter archetypes. First described by Swiss psychologist… Read more »

A Guide to Character Archetypes (Infographic)

Although we may not realize it, all of us are intimately familiar with the characters below. Character archetypes are found in every storytelling culture on Earth. Carl Jung defined archetypes as ancient images and traits unconsciously shared by all humanity, commonly found in myths, stories and dreams. The 12 primary archetypes identified by Jung represent… Read more »

Screenplay Format Guide

Everyone has a story to tell. Script formatting — the standard way a script is visually structured on the page — is a key factor in telling those stories successfully. For beginning screenwriters, the rules of script formatting can initially seem confusing. However, they need not be. Those starting out in screenwriting can benefit from… Read more »