DIY Film Tips #9 – Writing Action Lines for Your Script! – Slices of Lasagna

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Action:

Stupid is as stupid does!

When it comes to writing action there are several different styles. Everything from simple and direct to beautiful and almost poetic. Pick what style works best for you, but always keep it entertaining.   Make sure to always keep your action lines in the present tense and keep it snappy, action lines should be no more then three lines, four at most.

FADE IN:

EXT. BAR – NIGHT

A rooftop bar with opposite balconies that’s totally kick ass.

MARK and DANE walk towards the front door. Mark is a tall skinny fucker with a smile for everyone and Dane is a bit shorter but with a face every woman could love. You know, if they were drunk enough to get over the whole shortness thing. Which most don’t.

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