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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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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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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