Create screenplays of depth, magnetism and audacity
The Story Atlas was created in New York City to lead writers past technical know-how & into a realm of STORY intelligence & MAGNETISM.
For both new & experienced screenwriters & filmmakers, & novelists adapting their books into films.
Over more than ten years consulting on screenplays for Oscar and BAFTA-nominated producers, writers and directors, Emma refined and adapted THE STORY ATLAS to lead writers toward emotional depth, complexity and transformation in their work.
“Your protagonist must encounter such an unbearable situation that she is forced to transform vertically; she comes to a place where story wraps around her shadow and wound, so that the only way through is with radical transformation.”
The Story Atlas
Atlas: (late 16th c.)
Originally denoting a person who supported a great burden.
The word ‘atlas’ derives from the Titan of Greek mythology who supported the heavens (and whose picture appeared at the front of early atlases).
In The Story Atlas we see our protagonist as carrying a great burden on both a plot and emotional level. By connecting your character’s story quest with their deepest wounds you infuse your writing with the sort of resonance and depth that makes a brilliant film.