By Bindu Nair. Posted on July 18, 2014
Giving advice on screenwriting is tricky. Writing a script is so subjective that it’s impossible to put down rules that apply to everyone. However, writer John August (Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels) has attempted to do that by writing a list of 11 Steps one should keep in mind while writing a scene.
Some of the advice is very interesting, like 'What's the most surprising thing that could happen?' OR 'Brainstorm three different ways it could happen'. It’s more of a checklist than iron-clad rules that must be followed, so if you’ve been stuck writing a scene it might help you finish it!
What do you think of his list? Is it useful or is writing something that can’t be put down in rules? Let us know in the comments below!