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Writer's Glossary: Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Today on the Writer’s Glossary…

Manic Pixie Dream Girl (MPDG):

Manic Pixie Dream Girl (MPDG) is a term that was coined and later retracted by film critic Nathan Rabin, after seeing Kirstin Dunst in… 218 more words


Black Hole Theories 

Graphic Art Photo by Bari Demers

In a recent conference, this past week, sponsored by Nordita, UNC and the Julian Schwinger Foundation, Mr. Steven Hawking and colleagues brain- stormed to clear up questions about quantum mechanics and general relativity. 300 more words

The Best Film Added To Netflix this Week

12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumet)

This flick gives me the horn. Big time. It’s almost entirely shot on a single set, yet intensely cinematic. It’s just a dozen blokes talking to each other, yet moves and twists like a thriller. 194 more words


WWE Studios To Adapt Docu 'Long Shot' With 'Soul Surfer' Scribe; 'North Star' Slavery Tale Lands At RLJ

WWE Studios has acquired rights to adapt Franklin Martin’s documentary Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story to a feature film, and has tapped Soul Surfer… 200 more words


Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Schumer Say They're Writing A Screenplay

This could be quite a fearsome duo. Jennifer Lawrence let slip during an interview with the New York Times that she and new bud Amy Schumer are currently writing a comedic screenplay, and both plan to co-star in it. 135 more words

Breaking News

A picture is worth......??


This is a photograph of my younger brother, Michael. He is featured quite heavily both in the novella and the screenplay adaptation of TWO FEET, soon to be re-published as… 717 more words



For audience members to care about the movie being presented to them there must be an EMOTIONAL CONNECTION between them and the protagonist.

There are several techniques for writing a protagonist that will make the audience form that connection. 343 more words