NonFiction ~~- The 10 Commandments Of ScreenWriting

Write TWO stories Interwoven, Not Just 1

Creativity 1810 Characters =~1.8Min. Reading Time
A movie must be (at least) 2 stories that elegantly and causally interweave to form one orgasmic super-story.

MOVIEStory 1Story 2
Schindler's ListRich Nazi saves the Jews.Saving the Jews saves the Rich Nazi's soul.
Fiddler On The RoofThe father lays down his idol of tradition to bless true love.The father's daughter finds true love amidst the brutal Russian revolution.
The ProbioticsGirl uses probiotics to save her boyfriend's life and win his love.Inside the boy's body, Probiotic microbes defeat infectious microbes and overpower antibiotics.
The GrinchA defenseless town reacts with love and joy to the Grinch's evil malice.The Grinch grows a heart.
CasablancaHumphrey Bogart sacrifices himself to give his true love back to her husband, the French freedom-fighter.The French persevere against the Nazi's for control of Casablanca in northern Africa.
Les MiserablesJean ValJean escapes his punishment-obsessed jailer.Jean Valjean finds the meaning of life in helping his adopted daughter marry a French revolutionary.


A single story is like masturbation.
It's a waste of time.
Two stories combined is like a husband and wife making a baby by making love.
It's generative, and fruitful.

One story cannot hold an audience's attention for 2 hours.
Any great story contains TWO stories, not one.
The two stories dovetail into one mega-story, like a husband and wife being One Body, the whole being exponentially greater than the sum of its parts.
Like a braided rope held tight, the two stories both lead directly to your moral proposition, expressed in a solid ending.