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Aaron Sorkin on Writing

Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin is known for his prolific work, nuanced characters, and story telling that forms an impressive narrative. He has some really helpful tips and ideas for writing.

Somebody wants something; something’s standing in their way of getting it. It all boils down to intention and obstacles.

Aaron Sorkin

It is the core of writing and story telling. What does your character want? What does your character need?

The rules of drama are very much separate from the likes of the properties of life. The properties of people and properties of character have almost nothing to do with each other.

Aaron Sorkin

Your characters can based on real people but they are not real.

Your characters don’t have to succeed in their goal. They can fail.

Aaron Sorkin

The journey could be your story, it could be what your character goes through and how they use it to grow. Not all stories have happy endings.

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