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I Want To Be A Screenwriter – Rewriting A Screenplay

I Want To Be A Screenwriter

Rewrite… No other word creates such foreboding in the heart of a screenwriter. This dread has no basis. In the end, rewrites are just part of the development process. The never-ending script Let’s think about life. It begins with a… Continue Reading

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How To Write A Screenplay – Movie Dialogue

How To Write A Screenplay

You can argue that of all the different aspects making up a movie, it is the dialogue that is most closely associated with the screenwriter. It’s where the scribe stops toiling behind the red curtain and steps out into the full… Continue Reading

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I Want To Be A Screenwriter – When Will I Be Rich?

I Want To Be A Screenwriter

Recently, I came across another writer who made a very interesting point – one that has never really registered with me up until now. He suggested that many aspiring screenwriters assume the only thing standing between them and everlasting success is… Continue Reading

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How To Write A Screenplay – Film Scenes

How To Write A Screenplay

In my previous posts, I’ve covered the strategic aspects of developing a screenplay: concepts, themes, characters, plot, structure, and so on. Now we can turn to the actual writing. First stop… The scenes. Film scenes Scenes are the sub-units that… Continue Reading

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How To Write A Screenplay – Screenplay Structure

How To Write A Screenplay

So, you’ve come up with a film concept and you’ve got a theme that gives that concept a deeper meaning. You’ve also developed the characters to carry the theme. Finally, you have laid out a basic plot. What’s next? …… Continue Reading

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Screenwriting Software Reviews – Final Draft 10

Screenwriting Software Reviews

For my first review into screenwriting software, I’m going with Final Draft, the market leader. It’s been around since 1991 and remains the film industry’s default screenwriting program. According to the blurb, it’s “used by 95% of film and television… Continue Reading

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How To Write A Screenplay – Theme, Character, Plot

How To Write A Screenplay

Once you have your concept, there are three core components to writing a screenplay: the theme, the characters, and the plot. Themes The theme is the deeper meaning of your script. That inner truth. For example, Skyfall is not just… Continue Reading

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How To Write A Screenplay – Film Concepts

How To Write A Screenplay

Coming up with a film concept A film concept is the core idea of what your screenplay will be about. Finding the right concept is the most important aspect of writing a successful screenplay. I’ve seen terrible scripts get sold… Continue Reading

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How To Write A Screenplay – Let’s Get Started

How To Write A Screenplay

My backstory Over the years, I’ve written fourteen professional-standard feature screenplays (and counting). By the way, that picture below? Those aren’t my scripts. But there’s a time when they could have been. Of course, these days, people rarely print stuff… Continue Reading