Writing The Compelling Nemesis That Elevates Your Plot, Characters and Stakes

Room: Tuke Hall
Time: Sunday 2:00pm

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with Scott Myers

Writing The Compelling Nemesis That Elevates Your Plot, Characters and Stakes image

There is nothing like a well-drawn Nemesis to enliven a screenplay by functioning as a worthy foe to the Protagonist and creating the story’s central conflict.

In this presentation with Scott Myers, you will learn key principles to help you craft a Nemesis who goes beyond the stereotypical Bad Guy to a living, breathing, and powerful antagonist figure.

  1. Nemesis v. Antagonist
  2. Shadow v. Light
  3. Fear v. Need
  4. Unity v. Disunity
  5. Overlord v. Underdog
  6. Intelligence v. Wisdom
  7. Empathy v. Sympathy

Learn how to think of the Nemesis as a projection of your Protagonist’s shadow enabling you to create a psychological connection between these two pivotal characters.

Appearing in this session

Scott Myers

Scott Myers – Screenwriter, Producer and Educator

Screenwriter of 'K-9' with Jim Belushi and 'Trojan War' with Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Screenwriter and producer, head honcho at 'Go Into The Story' and Black List offical blog scribe.
Scott Myers