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.