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Don't use 'We See'

Every week, we receive a few scripts that use:

We see ...


We see an UNKNOWN MAN running towards the exit, gun in hand.

‘We see’ is a non-pro mistake, it’s simply not needed.

The above example would be better as:

An UNKNOWN MAN runs towards the exit, gun in hand.

Pro screenwriters never use ‘We see’ - it’s the domain of non-pro screenwriters. Avoid using it - it is unnecessary and simply screams ‘non-pro writer’ at your reader, not a good thing.

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