Saturday, April 22, 2006

Creative Screenwriting Podcast: Syriana Q&A

There is a great question and answer session with Syriana writer / director Stephen Gaghan where they talk about writing, process and structure. One great thing that I learned was the Leo Tolstoy listed the four important parts of writing in order. As Gaghan explains, it's a way to get out of formulaic writing. Here are the four elements in order:

  1. Transitions

  2. Context

  3. Character

  4. Story

It's a great podcast in a series of great podcasts about writing screenplays from Creative Screenwriting Magazine.


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