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Finding the Write Words

Screenwriting for novelists

"One of the fundamental truths of drama is that humans seldom have full understanding of why they are doing something, and this is no less true for writers." (Amnon Buchbinder, The Way of the Screenwriter)

I've just finished reading Buchbinder's work on screenwriting. I'm in the middle of a YA novel and though I had the basic idea in my head from the start I find myself discovering more about the characters and their situations as I write. There is something exciting in the discovery, as if we've both stepped into a fictional world, my protagonist and I and are getting to know each other.

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