Scriptwriting Tip 2

SCMM WRITERS TIP SHEETS

WHAT IS ON THE PAGE

  • Write less. You don’t need to describe everything in minute detail.
  • White space on the page is good.
  • Write for the reader. Take the reader through the story as if they’re watching it. There shouldn’t be anything on the page that isn’t moving the story and the characters forward.
  • Don’t be too wordy, particularly with action. Action shouldn’t be more than 4 lines.
  • Better to have more realistic dialogue.
  • Avoid being too prescriptive & keep it simple.
  • Avoid impossible acting clues.
  • Know what your tone is and be consistent with it throughout.

 

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