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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