"One of the problems with so many would-be successful screenwriters is that they haven’t a clue about how to write a dramatic scene. They illustrate, they explain, they describe the art direction, but they hardly ever dramatize. If you can write one good scene, and then another good scene and then another, and another, you eventually wind up with a good screenplay, so long as you have got everything in the ‘right’ order and have also effectively used the "cuts" between the scenes to reveal character and story. As for the actual screenplay, most readers won’t initially be interested in the story it reveals, at least not to begin with. It takes a bit of reading to begin to care about the what-nows and what-ifs. What they can be interested in, however, is the ‘voice’, in the mind and heart of the storyteller (a character), and in the style of the telling - in short, the script’s attitude. Is it confident and assured, focused and inventive, or merely resuming character attributes and undramatic events?"
- BILLY MARSHALL STONEKING
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