How to Write a Chase Scene In Your Screenplay
Learning how to write a chase scene in a screenplay is imperative to keep the action moving, and the reader invested. So what are some tips?
Tell me if this has happened to you; you’re writing a scene, and the dialogue is popping. Everything feels like it’s clicking until the characters have to move. Sometimes I get frustrated by chase scenes. I know one character is after the other, almost gets them, but someone gets away.
Or maybe even snags them.
Every chase sequence might be different, but there’s a common thread to each: the reader.
When a reader looks at your car chase or foot chase, they need to be able to clearly understand what’s going on on the page.
Today we’re going to go over how to write a chase scene in a screenplay and some helpful tips and examples for each category.
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