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Animation Writing and Development by Jean Ann Wright

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Chapter 15

Editing and Rewriting

Getting a New Perspective

Once you’ve written a first draft of a script, if it’s at all possible, put it away for about a week or for a few days at the very least. You’ve become so involved with the world in the script that by the time you’ve finished, it’s impossible to look at it objectively. Everything is in your head, so you know what you’re talking about. It may not be nearly so clear to a reader who does not automatically know all the details of the world you’ve created. Then do something else. Start a new script. Take a vacation. Go for a walk in the woods. Get the world of your script out of your head. It was your baby. It was an obsession!

When you come back to the script, you can look at it much more ...

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