The Protagonist's Journey: An Introduction to Character-Driven Screenwriting and Storytelling (Paperback)

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Character drives plot. Based on this principle, this book walks aspiring writers through the fascinating world of character-driven screenwriting. When a writer engages their characters, they start a process which naturally leads to the story's structure and everything else that makes for a well-written narrative. Exploring the protagonist's journey and their "unity arc," Myers explains how a family of characters surrounds the protagonist and influences their transformation process. This easy-to-follow guide features activities that will help writers of any level develop their stories from concept to scene-by-scene outline. Based upon a popular workshop Myers has led with over a thousand writers at all levels of experience, this book is a must-have for screenwriting students, both undergraduate and graduate, and those looking at advanced story development.


About the Author


Scott Myers has written thirty projects for nearly every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. He hosts GoIntoTheStory.com, which Writers' Digest named "Best of the Best Scriptwriting Website." An assistant professor at DePaul University, USA, Scott is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale University Divinity School, USA.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783030796815
ISBN-10: 3030796817
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: October 24th, 2021
Pages: 339
Language: English