Follow the manuals, trying to squeeze your unique story into a rigid straitjacket called the ‘3-Act Structure’ designed to be universally applied to all scripts is not much help if you’re aiming to write outstanding screenplays that are wholly original and have market potential. Few of the great screenplays follow the so-called ‘rules’ about screenwriting structure.
The secret of shaping your script into a story that keeps your audience spell-bound from beginning to end and beyond, is to find ways to keep everything in your story breathing. Treat your screenplay as though it is a beating heart, a dynamic movement of tension and release and the story starts to weave itself.
Intensive, practical workouts which focus on your own creative vision and unique storytelling voice
Writing The Shots – how to write the shots so that you don’t use camera angle directions?
Be Inspired by Great Screenwriters who break the structure rules
Think Outside The Box sections offering ideas to inspire you
Power Up Your Dialogue Writing Exercises
Brainstorming prompts for making the story breathe
Online resources to look up to see for yourself the topic being discussed at that particular point in the book.:
Weblinks to movie clips
Weblinks to online movie scripts
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