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Screenwriters Column

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THE SCREENWRITER'S COLUMN

The articles in this column reflect Linda's ideas on the art of plotting talked about or touched upon in her seminars. They cover a variety of topics related to both feature and short form screenwriting. You'll find at the start of each one a synopsis of the content.

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Q & A with Linda

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SCREENWRITER'S
COLUMN

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creating characters who work for you, not
against you

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conflict: a writer's best friend!

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five tips for new screenwriters

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incorporating emotion into your plot: preparations & consequences

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ensemble films: the gang's all here

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the principles of drama

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the essence of character

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the sequence of story

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the art of plotting

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plotting a story not just telling one

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non-linear narratives: the ultimate in time travel

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linda's key rules for writing shorts

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the emotional pattern of plot

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ten ways to strengthen your plot

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recommended films

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q & a

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resources

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