ONE SCENE
CHALLENGE

Suppose we just write one short, simple screenplay scene, but give it our best. How should we go about it?

What’s Inside:

If you can write a great scene, you can write a great screenplay. 

But what does it take to write a powerful dramatic scene? What are the qualities that make your scene great? What criteria should the scene adhere to, to give your readers immediate impression that they are dealing with a skillful, professional writer? 

This document attempts to answer these questions and to show how a very short simple scene can have most of the necessary attributes of a good screenplay, and make your readers want to read more.

What about the challenge mentioned in the title? 

The challenge – should you be willing to accept it – is to write a short scene of your own and share it with us, for peer review. 

Would you be up to it? 

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