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by Naomi in screenwriting
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In case you missed it, here’s the replay of our live Q&A! Thanks to all who submitted questions or showed up live to chat about screenwriting.

Here’s what we covered (times are estimates but pretty close):

:40 How to plot a story involving 3 main characters (Maria’s question)
5:10 Should you plot the beats for each storyline separately?
7:00 How to plot stories that are more character-driven rather than plot-driven
12:12 Is an internal goal better than an external goal? (Anton’s question)
14:00 What happens between the Inciting Incident and the Break into 2? (Joe’s question)
19:00 A question that stumped me about linear histories J (Andres’s question)
20:40 What is a subplot and how much should it interact with the A-story? (Anton’s question)
25:15 Sequences & Springboards – an elaboration on what we covered in this blog post. (Christina’s question)
33:25 Tips for adapting a novel into a screenplay (Jeffrey’s question)
37:35 Tips on what to reveal first (Joe’s question)

And if you want to get in on the next live Q&A, join us in the Screenplay Lab Facebook group!

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