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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

When writing a screenplay, don’t underestimate your voice as a writer. My first spec script, which broke me into the business, was not a typical screenplay by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, it was a dark, sloppy mess of a script. It had a few crucial things,...

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Transitions: To “Cut To” or Not to “Cut To”

Transitions are appearing less and less in modern screenplays. They can sometimes be used, but you should do so sparingly. If you ever read an old screenplay, you’ll notice how densely written they are. Not only is the description more detailed (and, at times, borders...

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The Writing of Wonder Woman

Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena . . . With such accolades describing Wonder Woman on everything from T-shirts to coffee cups, it’s no wonder that fashioning a story about her seemed as intimidating as scaling Mount Olympus. Yet screenwriter Allan Heinberg and...

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