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July 26, 2012 – 1:50 PM | No Comment

Follow my collection of Character Type examples on Pinterest

How to Evaluate Stories
April 5, 2012 – 10:17 AM | 3 Comments
How to Evaluate Stories

How to Evaluate Stories is a great little guide to finding story problems and fixing them fast!

The Bachelor and The Power of Love
February 24, 2011 – 10:44 AM | No Comment
The Bachelor and The Power of Love

I am not particularly a fan of The Bachelor but I was struck by this article on the current season. It’s such an apt description of the Power of Love character. These Character Types are the ultimate seducers.

Modern Day Sherlock Holmes on the BBC
February 1, 2011 – 2:15 AM | 2 Comments
Modern Day Sherlock Holmes on the BBC

Sherlock Holmes is indeed a Power of Reason character– Everything can be explained/deduced rationally and logically. “It’s elementary, my dear Watson.”

Skins – No Consequences
January 27, 2011 – 4:49 PM | No Comment
Skins – No Consequences

Lots of controversy has been brewing around the new teen drama “Skins” on MTV. I think the problem here is a lack of good storytelling. The three crucial elements of any good story is 1) want, 2) need and 3) price. Dramas that don’t work most often don’t attach a price to the choices a character makes.

Mad Men – Emmy Winner
September 9, 2010 – 12:20 PM | No Comment
Mad Men – Emmy Winner

Mad Men won 2010 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series. The show is about the world of advertising; a world of illusion, sleight of hand and outright deception. It is a quintessential Power of Truth story and is anchored by a wonderful Power of Truth protagonist, Don Draper/Dick Whitman (Jon Hamm).