Puffton Press is excited to announce a new book from esteemed screenwriter, Glarry Fumbleman. The following are chapter synopses from his forthcoming Glarry Fumbleman’s Guide to Crafting Honest Characters.
1: Write about people you’d want to be around, unless you’re a Klan member or deaf. It just won’t translate to the screen.
2: Dogs + Tom Hanks = win
3: Never underestimate the power of more premise. Always add premise. Don’t get hemmed up in emotion. This isn’t therapy, it’s HOLLYWOOD!
4: No one was ever named Tony.
5: Or Brad
6: No matter what.
7: If you find your script has grown stale consider inserting a talking dog wearing sunglasses and react honestly to that. Then you can have your main character say something illuminating like “…no I don’t think we have enough time to save all the Jews…HOLY SHIT IS THAT A TALKING DOG WITH SUNGLASSES?”
8: Seventy-five pages in, if you haven’t reached your central conflict someone needs to kill a kid. Duh.
9: Female characters are always shallow and manipulative, or dumb and beautiful. There is a reason these formulae exist…THEY WORK! ($$$)
10: Either show the b-hole or don’t bother mentioning it.
Griffin Wenzler is from Nashville, TN. He likes to play the drums and read. He performs solo sketch and with the improv team Bully.