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Television and Screen Writing, 4th Edition by Richard A Blum

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Script Revisions

Revising Your Script

Screenwriting and television writing mean rewriting, as any writer who gets notes from producers, directors, agents, and friends can attest. Once you've completed the draft, you enter the bottomless abyss of revising.

Before sending out your spec script, make sure it's in the best shape it can be. With stoic objectivity, read every scene, dialogue, character reaction, visualization, and pacing. It is a time-consuming process, but it will help make your script more professional, competitive, and producible. Build and refine the story's pacing, the visual imagery, and the credibility of the characters and dialogue. Here is how.

A Checklist for Script Revision

You can use this checklist of critical questions ...

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