What Mistakes Do Screenwriters Make With Structure? by Jill Chamberlain

Film Courage: What mistakes do screenwriters make with structure?

Jill Chamberlain, Script Consultant/Author/Writer: Invariably screenwriters are failing to tell a story. They’re failing to realize that structure is a way to maximize the impact of their story and they are ending up presenting a situation instead of telling a story.

So my method is a way for them to identify the eight elements that are required to tell a story, to put them all on a one-page form and to see how structure can work for them, not against them in order to help them find the most surprising and satisfying paths for for their story…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

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Jill Chamberlain is the author of one of the highest rated screenwriting books on Amazon entitled The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting.


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