on The Creative Penn:
Intro by Joanna Penn:
Over the last few years, I’ve been going to screenwriting seminars and even wrote a couple of draft screenplays myself. It’s been amazingly useful because it helps you focus on engaging the viewer.
You have to cut down your story to character, setting, dialogue and action, with no interior explanations that can’t be shown on screen.
I absolutely believe that studying screenwriting can help with writing novels, and in today’s article, B. O’Malley from Screenplay Readers explains why.