The key to great storytelling? Aaron Sorkin thinks it's...

This mantra - applied nominally to Sorkin's dramatic incidents in his screenplays - can be applied across mediums to all form of writing: 

  • Want to write a great movie scene... What is the obstacle your character needs to overcome?
  • Want to write a great advert... What is the obstacle your product is overcoming?
  • Want to write a great podcast... What is the obstacle that I will overcome if I listen?

Simple. You want to write effectively, always think.... intentions and obstacles. 

 

Edward Playfair