To recap: Act III is very often divided into two major sequences, and a third, shorter, but important sequence or scene: 1. Getting there (STORMING THE…
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For Nanowrimo or not. We’re in the Nanowrimo home stretch! But honestly, I don’t expect that many people doing Nano are into Act III already. Remember…
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Continuing with Story Elements Prompts for the third week of Nanowrimo, or for anyone who’s struggling with that looooong Act II! One of the most useful…
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Working with a Master List. The Master List is a core technique of my Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workbooks and workshops. For those just joining…
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Let me be very clear about this. If this is your first book, the most important thing is to find an idea that you can finish. 1. An idea and characters…
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Act III
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Act II, part 2
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Act II: Part 1 is the most genre-specific of all the Acts, so in addition to hitting the essential Act II beats of any story, you need to be aware of…
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Act II, Part 1
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Act II, Part 1 is the second quarter of a story: the second half-hour of a movie (pages 30-60 in a 120-page script), or pages 100-200 in a 400-page…
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I’ve heard Michael Connelly call The Silence of the Lambs a “teaching book” and equally, it’s a teaching movie, which is why I always encourage my…
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