Storycrafting on Raiders of the Lost Ark
by Jason on 03/12/2009
I just stumbled across a jewel of a web page that looks at the story crafting process that went into the blockbuster film Raiders of the Lost Ark, and gives ten great take-away lessons for your own storycrafting.
While this article looks at screenplay development, rather than novel crafting, the lessons are inherently the same: figure out who your protagonist is, figure out how to build tension, and the like. I particularly liked the insight that in many instances the plot of Indy was created backwards, from desired outcomes to the necessary setup that makes them believable.
Anyway, give it a read. It's good stuff.Company Blog