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The Bitter Script Reader: 12-Step Screenwriting: Week 2 – Three-Act Structure

The Bitter Script Reader shoots from the hip, always telling writers what they need to hear, not necessarily what they want to hear. With Mr. Bitter’s permission, Script will share his videos on screenwriting to help you write a script even he’d want to read… but don’t send them to him, because he still won’t read them. No unsolicited scripts allowed.

The Bitter Script Reader gets you started in the screenwriting process by explaining the basics of the Three-Act Structure, in the second part of a 12-part series designed to aid you in writing a screenplay over the next few months.

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Note: You might want to rewatch "Back to the Future" in preparation for this series because it's going to come up. A lot.

This video will show you:

  • How to write a screenplay
  • How to write a script
  • How to break a story into three acts

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