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ABOUT THIS MODULE

A good screenplay takes the audience on an emotional roller coaster, and one of the challenges facing each writer is how to keep the audience engaged through each and every minute of the story. In this module, learn literary techniques for maintaining strong pacing - especially through the second act.

IN THIS MODULE

  • 37:01 video that reveals dozens of writing techniques to improve your screenplay
  • Illustrated companion guide

LEARN

  • How to structure scenes to hit emotional highs and lows
  • How to engage the audience in a question and answer process
  • How to use set-ups and payoffs
  • Using montages
  • Writing flashbacks
  • How to use the ticking clock as an effective literary device
"Very straightforward and easy to follow. I also really appreciate the combination of technical and aesthetics, which is how I base my class. I would find this to be a very good reference to provide to students."
 
   - William Donaruma,
      University of Notre Dame
 
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