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Old 05-11-2018, 05:56 PM   #50
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Default Re: How important is voice in screenwriting?

Originally Posted by TwoBrad Bradley View Post

I don’t take the meaning of voice to be that complicated. Voice is simply the screenwriter’s position on a certain subject, with the subject typically being the theme.
Though I agree theme and point of view (or position as you say) are the bedrock from which voice emerges it's misleading to leave at that.

If you have a mundane theme and hold a trite point of view on the subject of the theme your voice will be a major snooze. Not to mention characters are likely to be hackneyed stereotypes and plot, predictable.
Advice from writer, Kelly Sue DeConnick. “Try this: if you can replace your female character with a sexy lamp and the story still basically works, maybe you need another draft.”
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