TABLE OF CONTENTS
ACT II: PHYSICAL WRITING
WELCOME TO WRITING
You aren’t educated in the medium you have chosen toexpress yourself!You’re using the wrong writing instrument!Your prose is not CRYSTAL CLEAR!
You don’t understand screenplay format!You have naked sluglines or no sluglines at all!You use parentheticals wrong!
You change character names on us!Too many of your characters have names!Character names begin with the same letter! Or WORSE,they RHYME!!You do not describe main characters with a concise,telling, two (or so) sentence character description!You over direct your actors!
You use novelistic language!You poisoned your scene description with “to be!”You haven’t cut as many “thes” and “thats” as possible!You don’t put the most important word at the end of thesentence!You have not cut scene description for speed, clarity, andpower!You describe dialogue in scene description!You have not paid attention to image order in your scenedescription!You haven’t cut scene description to the bone!
Don’t repeat! Anything!! Ever!!!