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Back-To-Basics Screenwriting With Snappy by Snapperz Back-To-Basics Screenwriting With Snappy by Snapperz

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UPDATE:// :faint: A DD!! I'd like to thank you all sincerely for embracing my inner asshole and I hope it serves you well. I may not be able to get back to everyone who faves it, but seriously, BIG HUG.

Full Title: Back-To-Basics Screenwriting With Snappy (Or, Why The Biz Might Not Be For You)

Written because the Deviantart Scripts & Screenplays section makes me want to put my head through a wall. Repeatedly.

Hope this helps you, minions. If you have any more questions, feel free to let me know.

Ironically, I wasn't going to upload a PDF to facilitate viewing, but then I remembered DA's upload system sucks and I didn't want to reformat the dialogue, so, you get a PDF anyway.

For anyone who's actually interested in film school, I highly recommend the Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film & Television program. All my props come from there.

Ps. Please let me know about any typos; I admit I uploaded this hastily and PDFs are annoying to change.
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Given 2012-10-03
Back-To-Basics Screenwriting With Snappy by ~Snapperz Suggester Writes: This is a great, no-nonsense primer on how to format screenplays, by someone with actual screenwriting experience. ( Suggested by SadisticIceCream and Featured by Beccalicious )
Lucian-Ciel Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice to have a reminder if I forget.
Thanks. Feel free to ask if you come up with any issues that aren't addressed here. :)
SoSugoi Aug 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
I applaud you, good sir, for providing such invaluable information for the many, many uneducated wannabe screenwriters here on DA. I say this as somebody who took classes on the form and learned the 'proper' way to do it. If even a few aspiring film students read this, it means less agony for me when I have to see my less-experienced peers get their 'writing' read. 
Snapperz Sep 4, 2013   Writer
Thanks very much! It is one of my pet peeves when I see a script that isn't properly formatted. You already have to win a reader over with your story and writing style; if your format is so off it's distracting, what's the point?  
Wow! This is very helpful! (It brought a lot of things to my attention!) Thanks :D
Thanks so much! Glad it helped you out. :)
It deffinitely did! :D
VelvetFish Dec 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
thank you. :) and grats.
Thanks! :D
Congrats on DD! :D Well done. A lot more fun and snappier (forgive the pun) than similar intro to screenwriting docs I've seen. Thank you for sharing! :)
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