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[Video]: Doing Exposition with Explosives

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Have you found yourself faced with the dilemma of choosing between brutally dull exposition or confusing your audience by throwing them into the story in medias res (that is, without any context)? Take a trip back through the annals of time and film to The Road Warrior, and watch a detailed breakdown of the storytelling hidden within an action-packed opening …

How to Handle Criticism of Your Writing

You will often spend a year or more writing and rewriting your scripts. You’ve edited your own work and have given it several polishes. You then submit it either to a writing consultant or if you’re lucky, to a studio reader for notes. by Steve Kaire When you get the notes back, you are devastated. The comments you get are …