Rewriting The Screenplay

You'll want to work closely with others on the rewrite of this screenplay. You need others to know if the connection really happens on paper. Do we see your characters, through a series of connection beats, gradually feel an authentic connection? Are the connection beats clear? Are any missing? Is your structure sound? Do you have a clear inciting incident, a turning point that throws your screenplay out of setup into development and a second turning point that throws the story toward the climax? Is this connection improbable in the beginning of your screenplay but plausible by the end? Remember, you're honoring your characters' emotional flow, and the best way to know if it works is to see if others believe it.

Listen closely, take notes, then put them away with your screenplay. Let the elves work on the script for a while. Then, when you come back to it a few days later, you'll have a clearer sense of what you need to do.

And do it. Reshape your screenplay if necessary. You may have discovered that you need to rearrange your moments of change. If so, outline your connection beats again and redesign your screenplay's structure. Cut and add what you must to make sure the screenplay is working, but make sure that the final draft remains seven pages.

And don't despair if getting it right takes a number of rewrites. Crafting a credible, compelling connection is harder than crafting a good boxing match, but both, as you'll see in the next chapter, are essential to writing good screenplays.

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