3-1: Rewrite your Script (SF)

Posted on: by Michael Tringe

Key Points

Re-writing Guidelines

  • Review the logic of your first draft: do things make sense?
  • Evaluate the tone of your story: do the characters, dialogue, and world reflect your intentions? Does the tone match the expectations of a sci-fi audience? Is it consistent from scene to scene?
  • Are your characters working? Make sure their behavior and dialogue is consistent with their backstory, and that their story arcs are evolving according to the goals and obstacles you set up for them.
  • Did you build in story hooks?


Review your script, and evaluate the logic, structure, characters, and hooks you wrote.

Written by Michael Tringe

Mike Tringe earned his MFA in Film Production from USC and has worked at Creative Artists Agency Film Sales (Paranormal Activity, Black Swan), Vuguru, Michael Eisner's multi-platform studio, (The Booth at the End (Hulu), Don't Ask, Don't Tell (Snag), Little Women Big Cars (AOL), and Blip Networks (300 million monthly views, Smosh, Annoying Orange, Nostalgia Critic).

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