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BREAKING DOWN LEGALLY BLONDE-THE PERFECT ROMANTIC COMEDY

It's not just that I liked, well LOVED, Legally Blonde, it's that they got it right from the opening act to the end, it's spot on and why I am using it today to show you how to create the perfect story structure--if you are writing romantic comedies this is especially a great example but even if you aren't, the principles work for you! 

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MISTAKES WRITERS MAKE WHEN WRITING IN THE FIRST PERSON 

The truth is if you don't have killer opening pages your pitch can be the best thing ever written and you will still be rejected. This is a fact. That's because the job of the first page is to hook the reader in and we need to know these things

 

 

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 HOW TO USE A BEAT SHEET

In film and especially television writing the "beat sheet" is something that is needed to show your showrunner or director the beats of the script so they can approve the story before you spend hours and hours writing it. 

 

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WHY YOU SHOULD STOP FOCUSING ON BEING A GOOD WRITER

Have you ever picked up a book that has been on the bestseller list for months and months and the author is all over the publishing news because all the movie deals coming in and how rich they are---and then the writing is bad, like really bad, and you think---WTF???

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STOP WRITING JOKES & FOCUS ON CHARACTER

If you want to write something funny the very first thing you need to do is to STOP WRITING JOKES! "But, Stephanie, every film writing guru says 3 jokes per page?? Have you ever watched a show or film or even read a book that was supposed to be a comedy but it fell flat? Yes, you have, we all have and it's like time we can never get back.

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HOW TO CRUSH YOUR QUERY

If you have finished your novel, screenplay, or teleplay you need to get an agent and for that, you need what is called a query letter. These scare many writers because it's hard to sell yourself and that is what you are doing. The query letter is your sales letter for you and your story. 

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