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What I learned from a writing workshop

What I learned from a writing workshop: Two of my characters walked out in the middle and started their own movie I have 2 ½ screenplays in the drawer, and have been told that one of them has promise, if only I can solve its Act II problems. Apparently it is bad form to send two crucial characters off on a road trip right in the middle, allowing them to start a whole new movie of their own. I’ve long been told that it’s a good thing when characters do that, take off on their own, but these two didn’t want to come back. I recognized this pitfall only when it was my turn to have the spotlight in a recent workshop class. You may have heard authors moan about The Workshop – an almost universal m

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