Posted by: steveonfilm | October 20, 2011

Take A Step Back, Then Take A Step Forward

So you’ve finished that first draft. You’ve taken a few days off. Had a few drinks. And now you’re sitting in front of your computer and ready to do some rewriting. But you don’t know where to start…

Well, ScriptShadow had a really fun article to read today: 10 Ways To Juice Up A Scene

We’ve all been there, looking at a scene, or series of scenes, and knowing something is missing. Do you cut it? Do you leave it in? Do you change it? Something isn’t right, but you just can’t figure out what to do.

Carson Reeves offers some simple and fun advice to follow when looking at your project with a critical eye. Here’s a few of his suggestions:

ADD A GOAL TO THE SCENE

UP THE STAKES IN THE SCENE

ADD A TICKING TIME BOMB

Carson has about a paragraph for each of his suggestions, and as usual, his article is a fun and simple read. These things seem simple, but it’s not always something we thing about. The more we write, the more we learn to look at our own writing with a critical eye, and hopefully learn to improve what we’ve come up with.

Keep writing!
-Steve

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