On Language in Scripts (Part III)

Only tell the reader what is being seen.

When describing people, places and situations never tell the reader something that can’t be seen by a person sitting in the theater watching the movie unfold. Resist the urge to explain or provide exposition. Do not give us backstory or the inner monologue of any character. Do not describe how someone is feeling. Sure, there exceptions. Some writers get away with…

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p.w. alex&er

p.w. alex&er

Film critic turned film schooler turned screenwriter turned free advice giver. Presenting thoughts on Screenwriting, Hollywood, and sometimes Social Marketing.