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Summer of Screenwriting Newsletter #2
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Newsletter #2
Wednesday 7/29
Basics of the business
From WomenScribes.com 
 

HOW DOES IT WORK? BASICS OF BEING A WRITER IN THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS
 

Let us give you the lay of the land in as basic terms as possible, so that you understand how it works and where you, the screenwriter, would fit in...

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Book Pick
SCREENWRITING FOR TEENS
By Christina Hamlett

"This books gives teens -who go to the movies more than any age group in the world - the tools to do more than just watch those movies. It gives them the tools to write their own films."
Guest Blog Post

"Talk it Out: How to Make the Best of Dialogue in Your Writing"

By Sara Peters

A dialogue is a written or spoken conversation between two or more people. Most of us have many dialogues daily. With all the real life experience we get, it seems like writing dialogue would be as easy as making toast! But dialogue is one of the most difficult parts of writing to master, and it also happens to be one of the most important. Below are some pointers on dialogue...
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How to Introduce A Character
From John August's screenwriting blog

"...Just how early can you tell a script isn’t going to work? To me, it’s as the first few characters are introduced. If character introductions are not done artfully, the odds of anything else in the script being great are slim."

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Screenplay Structure: The Five Plot Points
Screenplay Structure: The Five Plot Points [video] from The Script Lab
Movie Script of the Week
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Script written by Melissa Mathison

Read the script here
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