Best o/t Web 31 Jul

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Video: Scriptwriting with Sean Astin

It kinda looks wrong. A hobbit telling you how to write screenplays. I expect Sean Astin to crack a joke any moment.
Still, Sean’s advice is sound and the beginning screenwriter may well take a lesson or two from it.

With thanks to Dana Skowrnowski and Adrian Kok.

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Write Your World (3)

Perhaps you are already a pro at using your scenic descriptions to create a tangible environment for your characters, but do you also use it to show your audience who those characters truly are? by Margaret M. MacDonald. Think of your home.  Is it old or new?  Bright or dark?  Cluttered or clean? What would … Read more

Best o/t Web 10 July

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