[Video]: Writing Better Action

Almost inevitably, Youtube instructional videos tend to involve several minutes of bad jokes, dithering and mildly embarrassing vignettes from the maker’s personal life (try clearing your search history first next time, guys).

John August (Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Go) bucks the trend by jumping straight into the action. How to write better action beats: write it how the scene’s supposed to feel, not like a recipe for one.

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