Story Mistakes

From the YouTube video 29 Mistakes with Scriptwriting

  1. 0:00 - There Isn’t A Clear External Goal For The Main Character 1) Must have active who has a clear want 2) Many authors focus on other aspects and forget
  2. 4:07 - Concept Is Soft
  3. 5:20 - Writer Has No Personal Connection To The Story
  4. 9:18 - The Wrong Genre
  5. 12:33 - Skipping The Set-Up
  6. 13:45 - In Addition To Obstacles, Create Learning Moments For The Main Character
  7. 16:18 - Choosing The Wrong Lead
  8. 16:41 - Having The Main Character Chase After The Goal Too Soon
  9. 17:47 - No Ticking Clocks, Raising Stakes, and Good News / Bad News
  10. 20:21 - Leaving Out The Conflict
  11. 20:53 - Not Being Open To Surprises
  12. 22:26 - Writing A Story That Meanders
  13. 24:09 - Where Are The Peaks and Valleys?
  14. 26:38 - Creating One Dimensional Characters
  15. 29:26 - Writing Characters With No Flaws
  16. 32:22 - Not Being Vulnerable
  17. 34:18 - Holding Back
  18. 35:35 - There’s No Emotional Connection To The Story
  19. 37:37 - Writing About Pain At The Wrong Time
  20. 39:51 - Wrong Story
  21. 42:08 - Not Pushing Yourself After The First Draft
  22. 44:44 - Never Letting Go
  23. 47:28 - Desperation
  24. 48:48 - Don’t Be Consumed About Selling A Screenplay While You Are Writing It
  25. 50:34 - Don’t Waste People’s Time With Sloppy Work
  26. 54:55 - Learn The Phrase, “I’ll Take A Look At It”
  27. 56:48 - Avoiding The Process
  28. 58:02 - Not Believing In Yourself
  29. 1:00:25 - Don’t Be Afraid To Develop Your Own Voice And Style
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