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15 screenwriting lessons from Bridgerton

The only reason we know the name of the Duke’s mother is because the badass that is Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) says her name before she passes. The main story of Daphne’s suitors continues as this backstory to the Duke and all he owes to Lady Danbury becomes the subplot.

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Don’t fall in love with your writing — that’s the equivalent of falling in love with love, not the person.

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Louise Erdrich “The Night Watchman” (and yeah girl I learned about this at AWP)

Which leads me to the best piece of writing advice I’ve encountered in awhile. Louise knows she can “catapult the character forward” when she spots a line that authentically, effortlessly grasps who they are.

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Simple style is like white light. It is complex, but its complexity is not obvious.

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