Writing Plays/Screenwriting/Climax


I want to know if I can experiment with a new climax to my screenplay, which is at many points is vague but I think more original too. What should I do? To keep an Obvious climax or an original but less appealing? Thanks.


It is your screenplay.  Experiment away.

Write both or several endings.  Have peer writers, not your mom and dad, read them and check their reactions.

I am not sure what you mean by 'Obvious climax or an original but less appealing' statement.  Even if your ending is 'boy gets girl,' it still can be original and appealing.  Just watch 'Sleepless in Seattle.'  

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John M. Lovett


I answer questions regarding film production and screenwriting. I will answer questions dealing with screenwriting style, ideas, film production, format, and agents.


Sixteen years working in the motion picture and television industries as a screenwriter, producer, and military technical advisor. Have two produced movies TWO WEEKS and CATHY MORGAN. Worked with Digital Ranch Productions, Warriors Inc, and Nichols Productions.

CSUF, BA, 1980 UCLA, Certificate in Screenwriting, 2009

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