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Everyone has a different process, but since I'm about to start another rewrite, here's mine: 1) I never go backwards during the vomit draft, so if I want to change anything, I have a file called (TITLE) Rewrite Notes. I put everything I want to change in THERE. #screenwriting
2) Once I've finished the vomit draft, I leave it for at least 3 days. Don't read it, don't open it, don't even think about it actively. Be in gratitude that I finished. #screenwriting #Rewrite
3) Print out a copy of the notes. @fadeinsoftware allows you to print out a "notes report" and most other programs do, too. If I'm stuck on a name or a joke or I want to do research, I don't stop. I just put in a note. Then before I dig in, I reread those notes. #screenwriting
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One year ago today I signed with my #screenwriting agent and quite a year it's been. Before then I spent ages not knowing what I was doing. Lots of people & resources helped me along the way. I still don't really know what I'm doing, but I know what helped, so now I present...
THE BIG HELPFUL #SCREENWRITING RESOURCES THREAD (particularly relevant for aspiring #screenwriters in the UK/Scotland)
(NB: this is not 'advice'. It's what I personally found to be helpful. It's also far from exhaustive. There's loads out there. Use what works, bin the rest)
Podcasts/Youtube/Newsletters
1. Scriptnotes-The granddaddy of screenwriting podcasts. Writers John August & Craig Mazin plus loads of special guests take you through every aspect of writing for film & TV. There's over 400 episodes so pace yourself scriptnotes.net/#
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A Thread About the Importance of Audience Orientation of Goals and Acquisitions in Screenplays:

In Arch Plot, Mini-Plot, and Classical Design stories if your primary POV character learns or gains something, the audience should be oriented about what they’ve acquired.
3rd script in a row where our main character goes into a room. The camera or a supporting character lingers outside. We don’t see what’s in the room, what conversation happens, or what discovery is made, but our hero experiences it nonetheless.
Instead of informing us about what happened inside, the writer keeps it a secret until the end for the sake of a lasting mystery.
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Story of a 44 year old POC rookie tv writer. The #Ransom ep I co-wrote airs a week before #MothersDay , so I’ll make this a mother themed thread. #screenwriting #diversity @Sienna_Films @eOne_TV @BigLightProds @CBS @GlobalTV 1/
Back in ’95 when I was in college in Montreal I decided that my ultimate career goal was to write tv. #screenwriting #filmmaking 2/
Being a child of immigrants, I didn’t know what my parents would make of my declaration that I was leaving sciences (which I was terrible at) and pursuing the arts. #diversity 3/
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I’ve recently written two features and a feature pitch. What I’ve learned about ACT TWO: Act two starts after the protagonist achieves their stated goal. For example, in BLACK SWAN, Portman gets the part. At the top of Act Two, it’s the protagonist’s entry into a new normal. It’s
Often ACT TWO begins in a new location, it’s an arrival, the beginning of a new adventure, the start of a quest. A courageous journey that the protagonist chose to be on.
ACT TWO ends after the protagonist’s darkest moment, an utter loss of hope, followed by a miracle of courage to keep going one more time.
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RANSOM is having its season premiere on Saturday at 9pm! You should tune in for a ton of reasons.**RETWEET THIS VERY BIASED THREAD BY A NEW WRITER** @RansomCBS @RansomSeries @CBS @GlobalTV #writing #screenwriting #diversity
Eric Beaumont (@luke_j_roberts) rescues people from kidnapping and hostage situations relying on his team and their wits - without using violence.
I love that the show's heroes care about saving lives more than anything else, and refuse to use violence to solve problems. Okay, Eric broke his cardinal rule last season finale - but more on that later...
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Our TV pilot SISTER BOUND is one of the top scripts on The Black List!!!
See what @theblcklst says about our TV pilot SISTER BOUND – “Greer's someone that most people will read about and think 'I wish I would have had a friend like her in high school.' ” #AmWriting bit.ly/2FTFsGa
@theblcklst See what @theblcklst says about our TV pilot SISTER BOUND – “The characters are extremely well crafted and easily relatable.” #scriptchat bit.ly/2FTFsGa
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