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7 Common Blunders Screenwriters Make (and How to Avoid Them)

At a Glance

  • Learn the “nuts and bolts” on the fine points of screenwriting
  • Discover the 7 common errors and the corresponding winning strategies
  • Learn how to recognize “cinematic moments” in your script—and exploit them

ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Gain a competitive edge by overcoming the mistakes that developing writers commonly make—by replacing those mistakes with sound writing strategies. This is not your typical presentation on the overall structure, paradigms, and other macro issues; this webinar focuses on the specifics of writing and revising a screenplay gleaned from two decades of reading and evaluating screenplays. Clear and explicit examples are provided.

Learn how to discover and dramatize the cinematic moments and emotional beats in your screenplay that make a difference. Understand how to write for your true audience: the reader. Get answers to questions: What are the secrets of writing crisp movie dialogue and great scenes? How many details do I include in my exciting scene? What’s the real difference between show and tell, and how do I apply the “less is more” principle to my screenplay? What is the single most common formatting error screenwriters make that hurts their chances with readers?

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How to create original material
  • How to convert obvious exposition into dramatic dialogue
  • How to write compelling action
  • How to milk the emotion and make the reader cry
  • When to shorten and lengthen scenes
  • When and how to leave room for subtext in dialogue
  • How to apply the Readability Factor
  • Find your unlimited supply of characterization opportunities
  • How to write with creative abandon
  • How to craft a cunning core story statement (pitch)
  • And so much more!

WHO SHOULD LISTEN?

  • Writers who have just begun a script
  • Writers who have completed a script
  • Writers having difficulty revising their script
  • Anyone in the midst of the writing process

The Writers Store does not offer any refunds for the webinar. All sales are final.

Product Details

  • Date available: 05/07/2012
  • Publication date: 05/07/2012
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

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Meet the Author: David Trottier

Dave Trottier has sold or optioned ten scripts and helped countless fellow screenwriters break into Hollywood through his work as an acclaimed script consultant and author of The Screenwriter's Bible, the Industry's de facto spec writing and formatting guide. He also writes a column for Script magazine and hosts keepwriting.com.

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