Screenwriting : Keeping mystery in your story but not bamboozling the reader/audience by Stuart Wright

Stuart Wright

Keeping mystery in your story but not bamboozling the reader/audience

Interview the writers of the new sci-fi FREAKS - starring Bruce Dern ... it’s a beautifully cerebral story that hides what you don’t need to know for as long as possible but is still satisfying in the conclusion ... They talked extensively about table reads - 5/6 during the drafting of their script - with different attendees to ensure they got the balance between mystery/drama and ambiguity/confusion What do you do?

Nick Assunto - Stage32 Script Services

I don't write anything that smart ;)

Imo Wimana Chadband

Hahaha Nick Assunto - Stage32 Script Services I feel like this comment is way funnier than it should be. I'm cracking up here lol

Stuart Wright

I figured he was here all week

Craig D Griffiths

I read my scripts a lot. I get my PC to read to me as well.

I don’t let characters state their aim, which apparently a “no no” according to some that believe “theme must be stated”.

I also believe life is like a game of chess. You make a move, see what happens, make a move and so on. That is how my characters live as well. Therefore if they don’t know what is happening how can we?

Stuart Wright

Here’s the full interview if anyone would like to listen to their technique https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=63615763&autoplay=1

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