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Script Check: Handling of Time

One of the main differences between experiencing a story on the screen vs. in print is the handling of time. In a novel you can cheat by writing how much time has passed; on the screen you can only suggest passing time using specific techniques. Don’t summarise In action/description you should not use words or phrases suggesting that time goes by, …

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