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How can I rewrite a script that has a few different stories to make it focus on one protagonist and

Author : Ujandja

Submitted : 2017-07-31 00:02:18    Popularity:     

Tags: stories  focus  rewrite  script  throwing  

It's called page-1 rewrite. You have no choice but to tear it down and refocus. But don't delete or throw out ANYTHING. If you've written an outline, start

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It's called page-1 rewrite. You have no choice but to tear it down and refocus. But don't delete or throw out ANYTHING.

If you've written an outline, start by rewriting IT (preferably by saving it as a new file). If you haven't written an outline, might be better if you started by writing one (for the current draft). I also suggest that you open a word processing program and write down notes in order to figure out EXACTLY what you wanna do in this new draft, what you're going for, so you don't end up with plot holes and such. From there, go scene by scene in the script and rewrite, add, omit, etc. based on the new outline.

Another tip. If you’re writing using a good screenwriting program, you should have the option of index cards (or maybe something else, depending on the program), which you can move around/up and down easily, as well as see all of your scenes at once. In that same function, you also have the option of coloring the cards (the scenes), so you could mark them to see the structure better.

Treat rewriting almost like writing - where the outline and the notes, and anything else, guide you through it. Do anything you can to avoid plot holes and such BEFORE you rewrite the script itself.

You just do.



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