Teresa Warner is a screenwriter based in Austin. She is a graduate of the University of Texas. She writesYA dramedies not tragedies and is a self described OG Emo Kid.
We argue because our art form, screenwriting, is different from so many other types of writing. In screenwriting, form literally follows function.
My mentality was "I’m a fucking great writer," though I had no proof of that. That was my first mistake.
While genre might have a small place in defining a writer’s voice, there are so many other aspects that add to it.
Without me even realizing, Emma Thompson had been guiding my ship the moment I put pen to paper. I couldn’t ask for a better teacher.
Does the benefit of moving the cathartic moment up, hooking the audience, outweigh the emotion that will come if you steel your nerves and wait?
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