Because Robert Towne Said So

"It made me alive to the fact that the most important thing sometimes is what isn't said - to prepare for moments of revelation that can be read entirely on actors' faces without dialogue." -Robert Towne Mr. Towne (Chinatown) brings up a valid point; one that can be forgotten quite a...
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Screenwriting Has a Timeline. Abide by It.

"I'll try and make some time for it today."  "Today was slammed." "I just don't have time this weekend." Above are just a few examples of the infinite excuses that circle screenwriters like a shark. They mean nothing. They are false. You make your own time. It's not going to...
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The Story Behind Bad Dialogue

Dialogue deserves to be good. What it doesn't deserve is a fate of false reality where conversation is robotic, stiff and uneasy. It needs to flow when read aloud. Not once should you question if "that sounds real." Your dialogue needs to be 100% realistic for the universe and characters...
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Making Sure Each Page Counts

We are always giving tips on how to spark writing and how to make sure a certain amount of pages gets done. But what about when you get on a roll and the pages are flying? When, maybe, you are going so fast that you might need to look back...
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