Tip Of The Day: Avoiding Clichés in your Screenplay

Getting through the first draft of your screenplay can be an extremely frustrating task to say the least, and the challenges that present themselves during your first set of re-writes can be even more daunting. When initially reviewing the first draft of your script, it’s common to feel uninspired and to experience self doubt as the words on the page may appear to be flat... Scenes feel like they’ve already existed somewhere else, the dialogue is on the nose, and the sequences are predictable. Essentially, it feels cliché. As challenging as this part of the process can be, there is at least some comfort in knowing that these are issues that are faced by all screenwriters, and ultimately they can be overcome. 

In today’s Tip Of The Day video, I share a few thoughts on working past this point when writing your screenplay, and touch on why it’s completely normal to experience this:

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Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!

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