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Peeve Of The Week (1 of 4)

Peeve Of The Week (1 of 4)

Week 1 I proofread a lot of scripts. Some mistakes I find drive me batty. And if they drive me batty, odds are they'll do the same to other readers (i.e. gatekeepers). None irk me more than this pet peeve, but I've already written about that one. So for the next four...

Quick Tip: Writing Dialogue Interruptions

Quick Tip: Writing Dialogue Interruptions

Streamline Screenwriting is all about streamlining things. Any redundancies have to go. Such is the case with interruptions. And I'm seeing this mistake a lot: DON'T DO THIS              TED      Gloria, I can't be in all places at onc--                GLORIA        ...

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?

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....

Is Your Scene Description Too Vague?

Is Your Scene Description Too Vague?

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...

The Most Common Writing Mistake

The Most Common Writing Mistake

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...

Are You Using Naked Sluglines?

Are You Using Naked Sluglines?

What's a naked slugline? Actually, even before that -- what's a slugline? A slugline is just another word for a scene heading. A naked slugline is a scene heading that has no action line(s) after it. It just sits there, exposed... then goes straight into dialogue....