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

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

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...
Quick Tip: Use The More Active Verb Form

Quick Tip: Page Breaks

Breaking Bad It’s bad form to force a page break mid-sentence. That goes for dialogue and action lines. Some of the better screenwriting software programs will not even allow you to do this. They’ll automatically force a page break after the completion of...