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The Readability Factor

Dave Trottier is a produced screenwriter, award-winning teacher, acclaimed script consultant, author of The Screenwriter’s Bible , and friendly host of keepwriting.com. When you sit down and write a script, who is your audience? Is it the eventual producer? Is it the actors and director? How about the set decorator and cinematographer? Who are...

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Ask the Expert: All About Flashbacks

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...