One of the most critical things that any new, aspiring, or experienced writer must know is structure. It is an important piece of your writing which is often the difference between a good screenplay and one that sells.
Every month I write a script tip for Dan Bronzite’s MovieOutline.com describing the best ways to instantly improve both your structure and characters. Dan was nice enough to forward some of the feedback he received about my tips and I wanted to share one of the emails with you:
“Marilyn Horowitz’s tips are excellent, helpful to me in my final revisions. I like Marilyn’s sound, but fresh approach to screenwriting. The tips show an easy way to connect with the structural elements in a screenplay. Just when I thought I was about to finish, Marilyn made me realize:
1. That I must continue polishing dialogue to make my characters sound more unique
2. That remembering the economy can make Act 3 more effective
3. That the use of deadlines will add a new dimension to my work
4. That I still should make my Hero suffer more
5. That I must check if my characters are consistently “larger than life.”
Thank you so very much, Marilyn Horowitz.”
– Emily Sharp White
Emily raises a number of interesting points in her email and I’m glad that my system was able to help her.
If you are interested in instantly improving the structure of your own screenplay, I’m offering a 2-hour intensive workshop on Saturday, January 16th at 1pm in New York City. My goal is that everyone who attends the class will walk out with a full-length feature film mapped out and ready to be written.
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If you won’t be in the New York City-area on the 16th, I have extended the holiday discount on my home study kit. Order before January 16th and save $100.
As a special bonus, anyone who registers for the class or orders the home study kit before January 15th will receive a link to my MovieOutline script tips and a special discount on my private coaching and classes. But you have to order before the 15th.