With so many conflicting opinions on screenplay formatting out there, Dave Trottier offers advice to keep screenwriters from losing their minds.
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Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers Script's reader questions on formatting a screenplay like a pro.
The most fundamental thing you need to master when becoming a screenwriter is screenplay formatting. Understanding the basics is crucial to selling your screenplays.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, explains although you often hear the advice to avoid flashbacks, they’re perfectly legitimate if used properly.
Dave Trottier is a produced screenwriter, award-winning teacher, acclaimed script consultant, author of The Screenwriter’s Bible , and friendly host of keepwriting.com. Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! When you sit down and write a script, who is your audience? Is it the eventual producer? Is it the actors and...
QUESTION: Are there any special format rules for writing a flashback? ANSWER: Since the FLASHBACK is often abused by developing writers, make sure that your use of it pays off dramatically. In terms of formatting, there are numerous correct methods. The overriding principle is to be clear. Method 1 In the example below, we...