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The Compelling Question

Posted by Julie Gray on

You've slaved away for months. Your script's structure is great, the character arcs are satisfying, the premise is original, the dialogue is snappy and organic and your story has a theme. Or so you think. But what is the compelling question in your script? The compelling question is tangentially related to the theme. In fact, in some ways one might say that it's a specific expression of theme, posed as a question. A significant part of the screenwriting learning curve is figuring out what theme really means. Many new writers say that the theme of their script is something like...

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