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Blueprint for Screenwriting - Creativity: Your Blueprint for Ideas
Blueprint for screenwriting [electronic resource] : a complete writer's guide to story structureand character development / Rachel Ballon. Edition 2nd ed. Publisher Mahwah, N.J. 2005.
Being Flexible when Building your Blueprint
When you begin to develop the foundation of your script, it's important not to commityourself to any particular idea or character in a rigid manner. You must build your structure carefully and slowly, letting it develop into a solid foundation step by step.Writers who are successful shaping a solid structure are those willing to make changesover and over again.To be flexible you must:
 be able to see the story from more than one dimensional perspective.2.learn to give up those areas in your writing that don't work.
 be willing to add characters or scenes that you need to make your story work.
The Climax
The climax is the highest point of drama in your structure. Without a right climax, your story will not make sense.Finding the ending of your story is the first thing to do. The ending of your screenplay isknown as the climax. After the climax your story should be finished and can't go anyfurther.With this in mind, the climax is where all of the scenes must lead throughout your story.Your screenplay is complete and if you keep writing then your writing becomesanticlimactic, which means you've written too much and you have no resolution for your screenplay.In order to determine your climax you must be sure to include the three importantelements in it.
The most important element in the climax is the main character must experience achange.
The character must reach a new level and discover something that he/she didn'tknow before.3.The final element that occurs in the climax is your theme is revealed. Your reasonfor writing this particular story is made known through the climax.Q1: Can there be more than one climax in a film?Q2: Can there be more than one focus/story in a film?Q3: Use Infernal Affairs III as an example to explain Q1 and Q2.
The Spine of Your Story
The spine of your story is your structure that goes in a straight line from the opening tothe climax.After you've determined what will happen to your main character in the climax and howyour story will open in relationship to the climax, you really have the plot structure or spine of your story. This is the skeleton that holds your entire foundation together.

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