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02-08-2009, 02:40 PM
I'm currently writin two scripts for two films that i've wanted to do. I find using a tape recorder helps me with writing dialogue because writing dialogue sometimes sounds robotic when you type it. My only problem is setting and describing action. I'm great with dialogue but everything else just falls flat. Any pointers?
02-08-2009, 07:48 PM
Read lots and lots and lots of professional scripts to get an idea for what good action/description should read like. Then keep practicing it yourself.
02-24-2009, 12:11 PM
I agree. Read lots of professional screenplays. There are dozens of script site on the net. My big problem when I first started writing screenplays was putting TOO MUCH description. Hollywood doesn't like too much. They want it to be more or less open for the director to have some freedom. Remember you'll never get it perfect the first time. One of my friends who is trying to be a writer has this problem. That's why he's been stuck on writing the same script for the past 20 years! LOL! Good thing that's not his fulltime job!
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