I've been thinking about three-act structures lately. Mostly because I just spent the past weekend with Cloud in a cabin in Guerneville, California revising a screenplay that I wrote back in 1998. Sometimes it's easy to get lost in your story, especially when it's long like a feature length film screenplay. One good way to stay focused is to remember that your screenplay should have three acts. That way, your screenplay won't be one big blob of a story, and you can break it down into smaller parts. Also, each act should have its own trajectory, its own beginning, middle and end. It is a basic rule to screenwriting and storytelling, that we often forget! So today's tip: Don't forget about the three-act structure. It will help guide you through the end while adding tension and build-up throughout each section of your film.
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