All posts tagged “screenwriting

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Is Putting Yourself in Your Character’s Shoes a Good Development Choice?

I’ve been thinking about characters a lot recently. Usually, that type of free association wondering opens up a gate to my favourite way of developing projects and ideas: asking questions. How, as writers, we create characters, build them, nurture them, find stories for them or… Read more

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Writing Down the Bones

“Writing Down the Bones” by Natalie Goldberg is one of my favourite books. I’ve read it several times and each time I re-read it, I seem to discover something new, exciting, and inspirational, while expanding my understanding of the writing process even further. Natalie’s spiritual… Read more

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How to Build/Create Your Character’s Bible?

Building a characters’ bible is always optional and not an essential element of the screenwriting process that could ever stop you from getting started on your script. Not every screenwriter creates the characters’ bible, just like not every screenwriter works with an outline or a… Read more

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How to Incorporate Characters Secret Life into Your Screenplay?

The character’s secret life illustrates all that happens to them before the scene or the film/story begins. Knowing your character’s secret life is intended to assist writers in creating engaging and authentic characters. Even when you develop the fascinating secret life for your character, keep… Read more

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The Devil Is in the Details

I’m sure we all know this phrase, and many writers and screenwriters talk about small details that distinguish characters from one another and make them unique, one of a kind, memorable and most importantly, authentic. Giving the characters small details will make them come to… Read more