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Jon Favreau Podcast

Want to hear another podcast with a comedian, actor, and director? — Listen to a conversation with Jon Favreau. He discusses his writing process, daily routines, how to create films that redefine categories, and much more (stream below or right-click here to download) https://secure-hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/8/8/4/884a8620a85c859e/Tim_Ferriss_Show_-_Jon_Favreau_128kbps.mp3?c_id=8771445&expiration=1496783796&hwt=665f9fecb42fd4ff5cd27d3163030417

Why Character is so important to your story

Let your characters take you where they take you. Let them speak to you. Your characters are the baseboards.

Ad infinitum, every good story is a combination of many pieces working well together - plot, theme, action, dialogue, the point of view, backstory, conflict, humor, pacing, setting, and subtext. Take a piece out of this puzzle and the whole thing collapses. Not one of the pieces is more vital than character.

All the subplots, shocking twists, and complex philosophical themes are great, but stories will always be about people.

Sure, readers want thrilling, mind-tingling plots. They want intimacy, suspense, action, and intrigue. But none of this compares to a character.

We need characters who are real and make us understand something about life that we may have missed, or affirm what we already appreciate. They need personal magnetism.

The goal is to neutralize the Director. Give your characters soul!

Spotting Inciting and Key Events

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