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To Write a Screenplay Is To Play God

You do not have to make people feel good; you only have to make them feel

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 to play God.

As God created the universe, each writer creates the universe of his screenplay. If he…



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Richard Walter

Screenwriter, bestselling author, and 40 years leadership @ UCLA’s prestigious screenwriting program. Get 40 lessons from 40 years: