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Screenwriting: A Game for Gods

It’s a hard business for Christians

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In the early pages of my book ESSENTIALS OF SCREENWRITING there is a chapter called SCREENWRITING: THE GOD GAME. I argue that to write a screenplay is, in many ways, to play God. As God created the universe, each writer creates the universe of his screenplay. If he wants it to rain, it rains. If he wearies of rain and wants the sun to shine, the sun…




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