The Problem with the Three-Act Structure
Writing a script is a bit like a helter-skelter ride. All bumps and twists and no end to the dizziness.
Probably the most problematic part of any script is its structure, and more specifically, the three-act structure. Here we’ve got the second act, the murky midpoint where the writer’s expected to jam everything important--your conflict, climax and resolution--between page 30 and page 90. You can see the problem.
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