Some useful quotes on premise

“A play should have one action that it follows, with minimal subplots” The Poetics by Aristotle (1)

“A man sits in his workshop, busy with an invention of wheels and springs. You ask him what the gadget is, what it is meant to do. He looks at you confidingly and whispers: “I really don’t know.” – The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri

“Every screenplay has a subject – It is what the story is about.” Screenplay by Syd Field

“If you can’t tell me about it in one quick line, buddy I’m onto something else” Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

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WGA screenwriter offering in-depth writing instruction, notes, critique, and assistance.

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