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Bundle Up for the Holidays!

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These bestselling Writer's Store bundles are back by popular demand, but for a limited time only! Use discount code HOLIDAY5 for an extra $5 off on all bundles before the end of the year, and don't miss out on hours of digital screenwriting content. Selling Your Screenplay Premium Collection Congratulations, you did it! You wrote a screenplay. You've poured your heart and soul into it, did rewrite after rewrite, and it is ready! But now what? The Writers Store has carefully curated a bundle of 10 products with everything you need to know to get your screenplay sold! These digital downloads...

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Final Draft 12 Information

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How to Write a Screenplay: Script Writing Example & Screenwriting Tips

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Learn how to write a screenplay the right way with this script writing example and screenwriting tips! You'll also find the best software for writers and more.

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Questions Writers Frequently Ask Directors

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Q: I can “see” the movie in my head as I write it. Why can’t the director see it too?A: You’ve heard of “the director’s vision”? The director CAN see the film before a single frame is shot, but since he or she is a unique individual, as are you, there is no way that your vision can be the same. We each come to a project with a personal history and a point of view about the world that defines our ethics, our judgments, and our actions…and therefore, our choices. So you have to hope that a wonderful director...

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Q&A With Syd Field

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How much thought do you think writers should invest in terms of tracking the broad strokes of the protagonist’s emotional journey when structuring the story?I think all screenwriters should know the emotional journey from beginning to end. If you have the character’s arc clearly in mind, you can then begin to build your story and character utilizing the emotional journey as one of the major leads into the physical journey. Action and character, those are the two things to follow during the unfolding of the script. Take a look at Avatar or The King’s Speech – it’s an emotional journey...

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