Writing an Unreliable Narrator
ABOUT THE TUTORIAL:
How do you know you can trust the way a story is being told? A solid tool in a screenwriter's toolbox to engage readers and develop compelling stories is to use an unreliable narrator. But what exactly is an unreliable narrator?
An unreliable narrator is a character whose credibility is seriously in doubt, forcing the audience to question the narrator's side of the story. Using an unreliable narrator is a solid way to write compelling stories and allow audience to engage with a story on a deeper level.
In this 40-minute tutorial, you will learn:
- How to develop a compelling narrator
- How to use an unreliable narrator to develop a story for your screenplay
- The history and development of unreliable narrators
- Analyses of prominent screenplays with unreliable narrators