So you finished your first draft of your screenplay and received back a ton of notes. But where do you go from here and how can you get started on your rewrite? In this article, we are discussing how to implement notes on your script's first draft so you can build an effective rewrite process.
HOW DO I GET STARTED ON MY REWRITE?
Getting started on your rewrite after receiving notes on your screenplay can sometimes feel overwhelming. But as you know by now, writing is rewriting! And remember, screenwriting is a collaborative effort. So as a professional screenwriter, you’ll be working with directors, producers, and executives who will all have varying degrees of feedback on the draft of your screenplay. Coming into the process knowing that a rewrite is bound to happen can set you up mentally for success when you get your first set of notes back. Some of your favorite films and television shows have gone through multiple revisions and rewrites. (Check out our Screenplay Vault and look for the draft date or color for proof).
Getting over the feeling of overwhelm and getting back to your writing routine is step one in approaching your rewrite. Be sure to check out our article How to Rewrite Your Screenplay for tips on how to tackle your rewrite before you sit down to write. Now that that’s out of the way and you’re sitting down to write, where do you even begin? See below for three tips on how to implement feedback when rewriting your screenplay.
3 TIPS FOR REWRITING YOUR SCREENPLAY
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