Last week, I opened up a new series on the rules of writing based on my original " 50 Rules and Tips for Writers. " It was very popular and people really seemed to like it, so I'll certainly be keeping it up. You can read Part 1 here , Part 3 here , and Part 4 here. The three rules we'll be talking about are primarily for screenwriters. As much prose writing as I've done, I've probably done as much screenwriting. (The next episode of Confessions of an Independent Filmmaker will be highlighting a lot of the misadventures I had in the Hollywood agent and screenwriting system.) Over the years I've talked to a lot of readers, mentors, and screenwriters that seem to back up these philosophies. There are a few important things to point out when screenwriting, though. The first is that everyone has a different style of writing a screenplay, but the format is largely the same. If you want to compare and contrast, read Alex Proyas' early draft for Dark Ci
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