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Should You Specify A Character’s Race?

Should You Specify A Character’s Race?

Foot, meet hornet nest So there are a few screenwriting groups on Facebook that I belong to. In one of them, a concerned writer had posted an excerpt of a script reader's review that said, "Why does the character need to be Asian?" The writer was incensed about this...

Does Anyone Really Care About Typos?

Does Anyone Really Care About Typos?

Riddle me this You know those puzzles where you're shown a picture and told there are a bunch of things wrong with it? Well, this is the screenwriting version of that puzzle, and you get to play detective! In the following short scene, there are a number of problems I...

Is Your Scene Description Too Vague?

Is Your Scene Description Too Vague?

Yes, they do. Very much. For about 25% of you, this may be the most important article you'll read this week. Writers tend to break down into four types: Those who are fastidious about their writing and take great pains to make sure everything is written perfectly....

The Most Common Writing Mistake

The Most Common Writing Mistake

What do we see and hear? Fundamentally, your job as a screenwriter is to convey to the reader what they should be seeing and hearing, without bogging them down with unnecessary details. Sometimes the desire for efficiency, however, causes screenwriters to become too...

Are You Using Naked Sluglines?

Are You Using Naked Sluglines?

Direct Address When it comes to proofreading, there’s one mistake I encounter more than any other — the failure to use a comma with a direct address. What’s a direct address? A direct address occurs exclusively in dialogue when a character is speaking to someone and...

O.S. or O.C. or V.O.?

O.S. or O.C. or V.O.?

Use the more active (simple present) form of a verb Here's a way you can immediately improve the quality of your writing. Don't do this: Jeremy is sprinting down the street. Do this: Jeremy sprints down the street. Not only does using the simple present verb form...

Quick Tip: No Colons After Scene Headings

Quick Tip: Page Breaks

What and When? For some reason, the different initials that can appear after dialogue cues trip up a lot of screenwriters. Let's have a look at what each one means and when the appropriate time is to use them. O.S. (Off Screen) O.S. is used when a character is...