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Avoid 10 Common Mistakes: Script Frenzy Tip #27

Before you finish your script this month, double-check that you don’t make these ten common mistakes spotted by script consultant Dave Trottier.

Here’s one tip: “[Avoid] descriptions of things that cannot appear on the movie screen. For example: ‘John knew what he had to do, but he recalled the words of his aging mother which made him hesitate.’ John’s thoughts, feelings, insights, and inner turmoil cannot appear on the movie screen by just describing them as action. You should instead describe actions, gestures, facial expressions, and sounds that help communicate to the reader what is going on inside of John.”

To help all the aspiring screenwriters, comic book writers, and playwrights participating in the Script Frenzy writing marathon, we will feature a new script writing tool or tip every day this month. Read all the advice at this link.

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