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Epstein on rewriting

October 25th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

“… Sometimes the best way to do a rewrite is to take the script back down to index cards, and then rebuild it.

“Read through the script and write down each beat as succinctly as you can. Actually, it’s even better if you don’t go through the script, just write down each beat on an index card, from memory. I usually type my beats, print them out, and paste them onto cards….”

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