As an aspiring professional screenwriter, you may find yourself asking “is my script any good?” But what qualifies as a “good” script and how can you tell if you are on the right track for your next draft? In this article, we are breaking down the benefits of receiving professional feedback on your screenplay and how The Professional Pen can help.
WHAT IS A “GOOD” SCRIPT?
It’s the age-old question that many screenwriters have asked themselves time and time again, “is this script any good”? What’s important to note here is that even if you don’t find yourself asking this question, it still might be a good idea to get a second opinion. When thinking about what makes a script an enjoyable read, what comes to mind can be directly related to if the screenwriter is hitting the main story elements.
Are we able to identify the protagonist? Are they likable or relatable? How about their goal? Is it clear? What’s standing in the way of them reaching their goal (complications) and what happens if they don’t reach their goal (stakes)? Structure plays a large role in the determination of whether a draft of a screenplay is on the right track as well. Is the inciting incident clear? Does the midpoint propel the character into the climax?
All of the above are just brief examples of what makes a script an enjoyable read. But remember, all of this is subjective. That’s why when getting an outside opinion you want to go to a professional you trust. Below are three benefits of working with a professional to get feedback on your screenplay.
WHY YOU NEED AN OUTSIDE OPINION ON YOUR SCREENPLAY
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While knowing whether your script is up to par can be hard to analyze on your own, TPP’s Story Experts are trained in being subjective and give you constructive feedback so that you have a plan for when you sit down to write your next draft. Ready to take the next step? Click here to sign up for Development Notes today!
Written by TPP Story Expert Khadija Roane
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