Category: Cross References

Can There Be Too Many Characters?

There are many reasons to include characters in a story, they add a lot!  Character can be the gateway for the audience, they can help define a world, and they can create conflict. When I worked on TV shows, the phrase ‘character driven’ was synonymous with high art.  I love characters!  Sometimes literally. But can there be too much

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How To Stop Overdoing Denouement

This week I headed out to the theater to catch Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.  I am going to try really hard not to get distracted by any kind of review of the film- but instead, focus on the bigger picture.  The epidemic of large movie franchises overdoing the denouement.