A Tip from Our Screenwriting Workshops: Avoid “Blurry Beats”
You may be hitting your beats—but so softly, so indefinitely, we can’t see them. It often happens at the turning point of a script: the Breaks into Act Two and Three and at the Midpoint. You cannot slip into Act Two. The Detective cannot kinda take the case, or suddenly find himself on the trail of the killer; he has to decide and step into action. Plot points should be big, bold, and definite—otherwise you aren’t telling us the story.
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