Three act structure doesn’t exist, and yet it’s still helpful.

There are four basic elements in screenwriting. You can use them to achieve any story. Character attribution Dialogue Scene Headings Action description There are also transitions, and parentheticals, etc. They exist, but one could also go an entire career without ever actually using one. Read here for more on this idea. Those are the things that literally... Continue Reading →

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A quick, useful screenwriting lesson

No line of dialogue or description really ever needs to be longer than four lines (feel free to break this rule 5 times per script, more is just pushing it). Most elements in a first draft are at least one line too long. BAD: Josh reaches in his desk drawer and pulls out an envelope and... Continue Reading →

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