Category: Definition


What bad things happen if you don’t get what you want?



The emotion that drives the scene. It creates a forward momentum, under the dialogue and Cover Behavior.

“Taking the Bait”

When we find reasons in the text to disempower our character, we “take the bait.”  Remember: the writer has given the character problems to bring out his or her deeper resources.  Intelligence, humor, perseverance, charm, sexuality and courage. Most of all courage.  And, of course, this applies to life as well.  Our problems can bring out our own deeper resources. 

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