The Protagonist’s Journey
It’s not just plot, it absolutely must involve the psychological journey of the characters, most notably the Protagonist. Indeed, what I am exploring in the book is this premise: Begin with character. End with character. Find the story in between.
In my view, there is far too much attention in today’s online screenwriting universe focused on a script’s page count — this event has to happen here, while that event has to happen there —and an overall trend to simplify how to write a screenplay as opposed to embracing the mystery of character development and putting our trust in them to lead us into and through the story-crafting process.
Scott Myers speaks about writing his next book: “The Protagonist’s Journey: Character Driven Screenwriting and Storytelling.”