Erik Bork on Point of View

I believe we need to get the reader inside the main character’s perspective on things “inside their skin, almost” so that it feels like what’s happening to that character is happening to them, throughout the story. – Erik Bork

Erik Bork is a writer / producer who has won 2 Primetime Emmys, and is most known for his work on Band of Brothers and From the Earth to the Moon. It’s safe to say this guy knows what he’s doing. You can find more about him at his website www.FlyingWrestler.com.

Erik guest blogged on the Save the Cat! blog a couple days ago on the importance of “point of view” in your screenplay. This is highly relevant for anyone attempting to fully engage readers with the storyline, as well as, creating characters that readers actually like. If your goal is to have readers not give a shit about your characters, and the sole purpose of your screenplay is to have homeless people fish it out of a dumpster and use it as fuel for their under-the-bridge garbage can fires, this post is not for you!

You can read the entire post over at Save The Cat!

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