How to Write Shot Composition Into Your Script

Guest Post by E.M. Welsh

Screenwriters, unlike other types of writers, are forced to do something very difficult. They are supposed to tell a story with images, using only words. Sometimes as screenwriters, we forget that we are tasked with this difficult yet magical feat, and as a result start to forget about the camera that will shoot our project and make it come to life.

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Have you ever finished a draft of your script, stepped back and wondered what you’re looking at? Sure, it’s clear in your head, but what made it onto the page? Writing is a process of rewriting and revising until your full story makes it to fruition. Getting notes is a pivotal part of the process. Whether you’re in the early writing stages or want an expert evaluation before submitting your script to professionals, WeScreenplay’s got you covered.

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Technology can definitely take away from your writing time (she says as she checks her Instagram). But why not make it work for you? Screenwriting apps help you focus and organize your workflow. Not gonna lie, when I say “screenwriting apps” I actually mean apps that will help you with your writing rather than screenwriting software applications. Sure, there’s Celtx, Final Draft, and Fade In for your iPhone or Android, but writing on your cell seems needlessly tasking.

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Part of the challenge in writing a sex scene is balance. You can easily gloss over the action and tone making the scene feel dull, labored, or heavy handed. Conversely, dripping your scene description in such detail that it reads as pornographic smut might be a bit much. All of this depends on your preference as a writer and what point your scene is trying to get across. Here’s how to write a sex scene in a screenplay.

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Going into the New Year with a resolution seems great until the following December when you watch your dreams die during the final countdown, embracing failure like an old friend and crying into a vodka martini. Let’s do it differently this year! Infuse 2017 with strategy and intention. Your goals deserve the best you can give them. Start by reflecting on what you’ve done, what you can do, and then take action!

Treat Yourself Like a Business

As writers,

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Major screenwriting competitions have thousands of entrants. How do you stand out? It always comes down to the script, but readers have different opinions. Script reading is only objective to a point. The most you can do to control the outcome is to put your best foot forward: follow directions, choose good contests, and submit a tremendous screenplay. Here’s how to conquer competition season and stand out:

Confidence in Your Material

How do you make sure your script is the best it can be?

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