REWRITE

You spend a great amount of time on the first draft of your script. If you’re in a workshop, you probably begin with a treatment and a step-outline. Or maybe you’re writing a spec script on your own, you skip a few steps of structuring since you’re not submitting it to a class or workshop, and you find your way through your own story by following your characters. Then low and behold you complete a first draft.

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Linda Voorhees
Fear as Motivation

Character can be the way into a script.  Many writers begin the screenwriting process by finding a character that fascinates them.   They are intrigued by the character’s occupation, or history or personality.  They might become intrigued by an element of quirkiness.   But these elements are only surface elements of character.  

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Linda Voorhees