29 Screenwriting Mistakes

 

) 0:00 – There Isn’t A Clear External Goal For The Main Character

2) 4:07 – Concept Is Soft

3) 5:20 – Writer Has No Personal Connection To The Story

4) 9:18 – The Wrong Genre

5) 12:33 – Skipping The Set-Up

6) 13:45 – In Addition To Obstacles, Create Learning Moments For The Main Character

7) 16:18 – Choosing The Wrong Lead

8) 16:41 – Having The Main Character Chase After The Goal Too Soon

9) 17:47 – No Ticking Clocks, Raising Stakes, and Good News / Bad News

10) 20:21 – Leaving Out The Conflict

11) 20:53 – Not Being Open To Surprises

12) 22:26 – Writing A Story That Meanders

13) 24:09 – Where Are The Peaks and Valleys?

14) 26:38 – Creating One Dimensional Characters

15) 29:26 – Writing Characters With No Flaws

16) 32:22 – Not Being Vulnerable

17) 34:18 – Holding Back

18) 35:35 – There’s No Emotional Connection To The Story

19) 37:37 – Writing About Pain At The Wrong Time

20) 39:51 – Wrong Story

21) 42:08 – Not Pushing Yourself After The First Draft

22) 44:44 – Never Letting Go

23) 47:28 – Desperation

24) 48:48 – Don’t Be Consumed About Selling A Screenplay While You Are Writing It

25) 50:34 – Don’t Waste People’s Time With Sloppy Work

26) 54:55 – Learn The Phrase, “I’ll Take A Look At It”

27) 56:48 – Avoiding The Process

28) 58:02 – Not Believing In Yourself

29) 1:00:25 – Don’t Be Afraid To Develop Your Own Voice And Style

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