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Plan and Write First Screenplay

How to Plan and Write Your First Screenplay in One Month

One of the greatest benefits of writing a screenplay is how quickly you can start and finish a script. This is the case because of the way screenplays are formatted, the words per page being much shorter than they would be in a novel, but also how the pages themselves are spaced. As a result, planning and writing a solid screenplay draft in one month’s time is not only doable but far less stressful of a process than it would be to write a novel in that time. Additionally, should you intend to one day also write a novel, a

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Opening Shot Screenplay

How to Find the Opening Shot of Your Screenplay

Every screenwriter knows the pressure of getting the opening shot of their screenplay just right, but a lot of times it feels like guesswork. We write what comes to mind and hope that it feels right, then edit it later again and again until we are satisfied with the opening image.

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Screenwriting Format and Rules

How to Learn the Screenwriting Format and Rules

One of the number one things that intimidates people about screenwriting is the format and the rules. As a result, many people who have always wanted to write a script may avoid doing so simply because they don’t want to deal with the perceived learning curve that comes with the storytelling

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3 Myths You Probably Believe About Screenwriting

If you’re a prose writer, someone who dabbles in short fiction or novel writing, then you might have also thought about writing a screenplay. The idea can seem appealing, especially when you think about adapting your own novel into a movie one day to ensure that the story translates perfectly,

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5 Reasons Novelists Need to Write a Screenplay

5 Reasons Why Novelists Need to Write a Screenplay

The idea of writing a screenplay can seem incredibly scary to a prose writer. Maybe it’s the format or the formula that keeps you away, or maybe it’s the fact that you’re worried you’ll lose your style or ability to explore inner monologues the same way on screen as you

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How to Write Your First Short Film

As a writer, it takes a lot of courage to try something new. Not only are you facing another blank age, but you also have to deal with doing something you aren’t sure will turn out right. This means that mustering up the motivation to actually write in a new

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How to Assess Your Story’s Strengths (#StorytellingShift Series)

Hi, there! Welcome back to the #StorytellingShift series where I walk fellow writers through the process of learning how to become storytellers. If you’re not sure what going from a writer to a storyteller means, hop on over to my first post in the series where I introduce the key to unlocking endless

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