6 Rookie Mistakes in Screenplay Writing

by ScreenCraft Staff - updated on March 1, 2015

We asked 10 of our expert script analysts at several major production companies for THE MOST COMMON ROOKIE MISTAKES they see in screenplays.  Here are their responses:

  1. The protagonist does not have a strong enough goal.
  2. The dialogue lacks subtext.
  3. The characters don't have enough arc.
  4. The characters' dialogue sounds too similar.
  5. The stakes are too low.
  6. There's no urgency to the protagonist's goal.

See: The Four Keys to a Viable Screenplay

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