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issue 25
October 17, 2020

Stop Scheduling Emotional Appointments

You know what your characters feel, but how can you get actors on the same page? In this week’s blog post we look at writing what characters feel in a way that helps an actor (and anyone else reading the script) understand what those emotions look like from the outside.

Links About All The Feels

The emotions that fuel (and frustrate) creativity

Mason Currey profiles Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo, and the reasons she refuses to take a break from creative work, even in the worst of times. In her own words, “This world is full of injustice and absurdity. I put this energy of anger into creation.”

In 2018, playwright and screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes gave a keynote entitled “High Tide of Heartbreak”, describing the ways in which the creative work she loves is also a source of pain, ugly confrontations, and barriers.

Highland How-To: Breaking Up Your View

How many pages are you into your script? Some writers want to know at all times. Others, not so much.

Highland 2 give you a choice. Choose View > Show Page Breaks if you want to see how far come.


For more tips on how to use Highland’s overrides to tweak your script to look just right, check out our knowledge base!

Other Cool Things

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