John Yorke on story structure and common mistakes made by new writers

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  1. By theses standards — true though they are — Erle Stanley Gardener for Perry Mason, and and the writers of The Philadelphia Story, for stage and/or screen, would be dead in the water 🙂

  2. Great points. Anyone wanting to see how exposition should be done should watch the first fifteen minutes of Serenity. The movie had to bring new viewers up to speed on the events and background of the TV series without boring those who had seen the series. There's a dream within a recording within a flashback followed by Mal walking through the ship. Every brief exchange with his crew tells you who they are, what they do and how they relate to each other, and everything they say feels natural. The rest of the film is pretty good too…

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