Adding Realism To Your Screenplays

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Some suggestions:

Write down every interesting conversation or event in Final Draft - proper screenwriting format. This will be a record of that conversation / event in the most realistic terms you can remember (carry a voice recorder around - there's one on your cellphone) and will also be a source of ideas and characters when you are looking for dialogue / scenes at some time in the future.

Use related experiences. JK Rowling never went to Hogwarts but she used her experiences as a teacher to create that world.

Remember that you don't have to experience everything. Artistic license and the ability to simply create fictional scenes, sequences and characters can carry you a long way.  

The Hero's Journey and Transformation through a New World/State is the template upon which the vast majority of successful stories and Hollywood blockbusters are based upon. Learn about this at

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