Backward Engineering a Novel vs a Film Project

Dan Watanabe, Entertainment Expert and Media Arts Instructor, explains the differences between backward engineering a novel and a film project. Backward engineering a novel, says Watanabe, means a writer drafts the ending first and then writes the rest of the story with the knowledge of where it’s going. Backward engineering a film project is a little different. Watanabe explains that a writer needs to understand his or her niche first. Then they need to identify those people who are creating...
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