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Writing for Visual Media, 4th Edition by Anthony Friedmann

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Chapter 9Writing Techniques for Long-Form Scripts

ifig0001 Key Terms

  • action
  • adaptation
  • audience
  • character
  • character as victim
  • comedy
  • cover-up
  • cross-cutting
  • deus ex machina
  • dialogue
  • disguise
  • dramatic irony
  • gag
  • hubris
  • key moment
  • mistaken identity
  • narrative tense
  • omniscient or third-person narrator
  • plot
  • point of view
  • public domain
  • realism
  • realistic
  • running gag
  • scene
  • slapstick
  • storyline
  • title cards
  • tragedy
  • verbal comedy
  • visual narrative

So far we have outlined the broad process of developing and writing long-form scripts without going into the craft of how you do it. This chapter introduces ...

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