SCREENPLAY WRITING EXPLAINED IN 7 INFOGRAPHICS - PART 6

If none of the others, take #2 of John August's How to Write a Scene to heart!

It might seem hard to cut scenes from your script- they are your babies, I get it - but it is the best thing you can do. Be brutal and kill any scenes your script will still work without!!! Do the same for any superfluous characters (#3) - kill them off!

If it at first is a hurtful process, I promises you it will become a process, which will leave you feeling empowered and you might even enjoy it, because you will know that you your script will be able to shine through the clutter! 

Screenplay Writing Lesson #6: Learn Scene Structure

Just as screenplay writing requires understanding screenplay structure, writing any scene requires understanding scene structure.

John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory) has created a simple one-sheet for scene writing.

Do you follow this process when writing scenes?

Original source:  JohnAugust.com

Original source: JohnAugust.com

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Screenplay Writing Explained In 7 Infographics - Part 2

No one can argue with Joseph Campbell! Even before I wrote screenplays and studied English Literature I already was told to read him. And I did, so should you, if you haven't yet! Go pick up A Hero's Journey and A Hero with a Thousand Faces !

Screenplay Writing Lesson #2: Use Mythical Structure

via AFM By Stephanie Palmer

When it comes to screenplay writing, structure is what separates the professionals from everyone else.

As you may know, the basis for screenplay structure is mythology.

Comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell researched and wrote a ground-breaking book called Hero Of A Thousand Faces. By comparing the myths from different cultures all around the world, Campbell discovered that all stories share a similar structure.

He calls his composite master story structure, the “monomyth.”

Does your story hit these beats?

Stephanie Palmer, a former MGM Pictures executive and best-selling author of Good in a Room, has been featured by NBC, ABC, CBS, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Variety and many more.

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