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Write Your Script Backwards: Script Frenzy Tip # 26

Stuck in the middle of your script? Try writing your story backwards!

Writing blogger Candace Kearns Read explained the technique: “To write an ending that delivers a great emotional payoff, it helps to ‘back engineer’ from the climax, reworking everything that comes before it so as to manipulate an element of surprise and ensure that the ending is both inevitable and unexpected … the writer can ensure that everything that leads up to the climax sets up the climax, relates to the climax, or otherwise is somehow justified by the existence of the climax.”

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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