29 Screenwriting Mistakes

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29 Screenwriting Mistakes.  Find out if you make any of these writing blunders.

1) 0:00 – There Isn’t A Clear External Goal For The Main Character
2) 4:07 – Concept Is Soft
3) 5:20 – Writer Has No Personal Connection To The Story
4) 9:18 – The Wrong Genre
5) 12:33 – Skipping The Set-Up
6) 13:45 – In Addition To Obstacles, Create Learning Moments For The Main Character
7) 16:18 – Choosing The Wrong Lead
8) 16:41 – Having The Main Character Chase After The Goal Too Soon
9) 17:47 – No Ticking Clocks, Raising Stakes, and Good News / Bad News
10) 20:21 – Leaving Out The Conflict
11) 20:53 – Not Being Open To Surprises
12) 22:26 – Writing A Story That Meanders
13) 24:09 – Where Are The Peaks and Valleys?
14) 26:38 – Creating One Dimensional Characters
15) 29:26 – Writing Characters With No Flaws
16) 32:22 – Not Being Vulnerable
17) 34:18 – Holding Back
18) 35:35 – There’s No Emotional Connection To The Story
19) 37:37 – Writing About Pain At The Wrong Time
20) 39:51 – Wrong Story
21) 42:08 – Not Pushing Yourself After The First Draft
22) 44:44 – Never Letting Go
23) 47:28 – Desperation
24) 48:48 – Don’t Be Consumed About Selling A Screenplay While You Are Writing It
25) 50:34 – Don’t Waste People’s Time With Sloppy Work
26) 54:55 – Learn The Phrase, “I’ll Take A Look At It”
27) 56:48 – Avoiding The Process
28) 58:02 – Not Believing In Yourself
29) 1:00:25 – Don’t Be Afraid To Develop Your Own Voice And Style


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