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COLUMN D: Should You Take Him Back? (When to use Flashback)

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! I want to talk to you today about one of the more controversial tools in the screenwriter’s toolbox – and that’s flashback. Like voice-over, flashback is “frowned upon” by screenwriting gurus, professors and so-called purists. The reason for all that frowning...

Column D: Making the Sausage – The Screenwriting Process

In this post I want to talk to you about the screenwriting process. The actual nitty-gritty of writing the script. The sausage-making, if you will. For starters, I believe most beginning screenwriters tend to look at writing a script as a singular thing and when you look back after finishing it,...

Column D: Writing Dialogue -The Nose Knows

In this post I want to talk a bit about dialogue. Obviously, when it comes to screenwriting, the subject of dialogue requires a lot more than a 800-word blog tip. So that’s why I am specifically limiting today’s advice to re-writing and dialogue. First of all, when writing your first draft,...