ReWriteDr: SCREENWRITING TIP

Save your most powerful words for the end of the sentence.  Build suspense for the reader.  Frantically John searches the room.  He finds a bomb under the table. COULD BE WRITTEN WITH MORE SUSPENSE:  Frantically John searches the room.  Under the table his finds a bomb. We don’t know what John’s frantic search turns up until the very last word.  Plus that fact that is was a bomb is surrounded by a lot of other words and can get lost in the paragraph.  Readers tend to skim.  Save that important word for the punch, like you would for a joke.  Your script will be read by a Reader.  Make it suspenseful, fun, exciting for the Reader – it  is a reading experience.

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