Plowing the Untouched Field. Jane Espenson blogs about developing a spec script based on an underdeveloped show character. In her ongoing on-line screenwriting seminar, using Buffy episodes "Superstar" and "Storyteller" as examples, Jane discusses focusing TV scripts on secondary and tertiary characters, centering on their relationship to the main characters.
"In real life, no one is a tertiary character."
"Superstar" and "Storyteller" -- funny, funny episodes, yet much more than that.
October 15 2006
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