Setting and Raising the Stakes
- Stakes: The consequences for your characters not reaching their goals
- Define what the stakes for your characters are: in other words, what will happen to them if they don’t reach their goals?
- Raising the stakes: make bigger consequences, make it personal, add a ticking clock
- Define series “hooks” – cliffhangers at the end of each episode that make audiences want to watch the next episode
- Raise the stakes for each character.
- Make every episode end with a hook.