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Lean and Mean: Using Reverse Cause and Effect to Construct a Tight Script

Posted by Jeff Kitchen on

The work of the amateur screenwriter is often characterized by the Unnecessary. Dialogue and description are often overdone, scenes tend to be overwritten, acts are bloated, and so on. You may have entire scenes that are unnecessary, perhaps even a whole act that isn't needed. For that matter, your entire script may be unnecessary. Don't laugh. It may sound funny, but if you've ever worked as a reader in the film industry, you know it's no joke. It is generally acknowledged that 95% of all scripts written are just godawful (readers say it's 98%), and a huge part of that...

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