Screenwriting Tip #1033
screenwritingtips: In your first ten pages, show us something we’ve never seen before. It doesn’t matter if it’s a tentacled star-beast or simply an original joke. Just give us something different.
Screenwriting Tip #1032
screenwritingtips: Rivals bring out the best and worst in each other. A good villain can provoke the protagonist so much that she “crosses the line”, drawing her deeper into the villain’s world. This is the Batman/Joker effect.
Screenwriting Tip #1030
screenwritingtips: Talk to yourself. No, really. Try speaking in the voice of your protagonist. Sound out dialogue exchanges to see how the words feel. You’ll hear all the problems you couldn’t hear in your head.
Screenwriting Tip #1029
screenwritingtips: If you’re writing a pilot, know your show’s “mythology”. Know the history, tone, atmosphere and driving conflict that informs every episode. Know what made your characters and what could one day break them.