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Classical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting by Brian Price

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Thirty-FiveRewriting

Ha! You Thought You Were Done

“Every kind of error should, if possible, be avoided.”

(Poetics, Part XXV)

Wow.

If you’ve made it this far and kept up with the assignments, you’ve just done something phenomenal, something extraordinary, something truly admirable—completed the first draft of a screenplay.

That is a HUGE accomplishment, one that very few people, even those who purport to be screenwriters, ever actually accomplish.

So congrats on getting to the end. You are a screenwriter. Aristotle and I are proud of you.

But before you go overboard with the celebration (and you should go overboard with the celebration), keep in mind that you still have a ways to go before you reach the finish line. But you can never get ...

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