Flaws Part 2: Flip-Side Strengths


Matt Bird returns to discuss character flaws in relation to their flip-side strengths.

Referenced in the episode:

The Cockeyed Caravan
Matt’s Ultimate Story Checklist
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The Americans
Almost Human
The Hurt Locker
The King’s Speech

Also, the iPhone/iPad app The Storyometer has been updated, featuring many more prompts and ideas for your brainstorming pleasure (plus important bug fixes).

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More about this show, for new listeners:

In The Narrative Breakdown, Cheryl Klein, James Monohan, and other guest co-hosts discuss storytelling tips and techniques of interest to any writer, student, or fan of quality creative writing, screenwriting, playwriting, fan fiction, English literature, etc. Each episode, Cheryl and James draw upon their respective experiences in publishing and filmmaking to analyze popular novels, movies, plays, television shows, short stories, and song lyrics. Featuring various co-hosts and writers, as well as material from Cheryl Klein’s book ‘Second Sight’ and James’ iPhone / iPad app ‘The Storyometer.’




2 Responses to “Flaws Part 2: Flip-Side Strengths”

  1. Gioia Misteriosa December 8, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

    You’ll never believe it, but today, around 5:00pm, there was a break-in at the Amazon library. Someone’s taken the very last copy of Second Sight! But that’s not the worst of it. It’s rumored the book was last seen floating on a dark nimbus cloud towards Hawaii! Impossible, I know… but something’s telling me humans are not the ones behind it. I suspect the book’s author will be in a whirligig of trouble once she finds out who’s really taken her book!

  2. Cheryl December 9, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    Hi Gioia,

    It’s true — I’m out of stock on SECOND SIGHT! A third printing is on its way, and will probably be available in early January. Thank you for your interest.


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