Info

Story Punch

Story Punch is a podcast about learning to tell better stories and interviewing people with interesting stories of their own.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
2017
December
October
September
May


2016
November
October
September
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
May
April


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Category: screenwriting
Jun 22, 2016

There are common mistakes that people make in their stories that prevent them from being the best they could be. Sometimes a crutch can be characters who don't get a chance to be real characters. Other times they can be tired cliches we've seen before. Often it's weighty exposition that interrupt the narrative flow.

In today's episode we'll look at a few examples of how your story can go terribly wrong and what you can do to fix it.

Music by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) CC-BY SA

THANKS FOR LISTENING
 
Enjoying the show? Please leave a REVIEW on iTunes to help spread the word!
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storypunch/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarcMadrigal
Website: http://storypunchpodcast.com
Jan 6, 2016

A great story doesn't just grab your attention. It also makes logical sense.

On today's episode, we'll talk about the two different layers in a story: how it makes sense in the moment and how it makes sense in terms of overall plot.
 
Sometimes an exciting story falls apart as soon as you stop and think about what is happening. Sometimes a thoughtful well planned out story just isn't interesting. How do you find that balance? How can a story make sense but also keep the audience's interest?
 
 
Music by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) CC BY-SA
 

THANKS FOR LISTENING!

Enjoying the show? Please leave a REVIEW on iTunes to help spread the word
 
Oct 15, 2015

Geography has a huge effect on characters and their decisions. Some of the questions in this episode include:

  • Can geography be a character?
  • How does a single location movie work?
  • What about exotic or fantasy locations?
  • How does geography help convey emotion?

Also make sure to check out Making Movies Is Hard by Alrik Bursell and Timothy Plain

Music by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) CC-BY SA

Sep 1, 2015

I hand out lots of story advice on this podcast, but do I really put that advice into action? What if I wrote out a single complete story from beginning to end?

I decided to write my own screenplay to find out to find out. Here's what I learned.

On today's episode I discuss the writing process, figuring out the ending, and some of the natural challenges that come in writing a story.

 

Music by Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) CC BY-SA

1