Screenwriting Meta View: Initiation
“Initiation, no matter how big or small, is a powerful experience. It lies at the heart of a Protagonist’s metamorphosis.”
In writing a screenplay, we go into the story. That’s critical in order to connect with the characters and immerse ourselves in the story universe. But we also need to balance that by stepping outside the story universe and take a meta view of the narrative.
I like to do that by thinking of five ‘passages,’ broad movements in the Protagonist’s or key characters’ experience. Those are: