GOLDEN RULE: If it can’t be filmed, you cannot write it!!!!
The No-No List
The types of words to look for and avoid in your script
7. Love (you cannot show emotions on film, but you can describe it so that others can act it)
13. Past tense words (i.e. picked, kicked, splashed, created, etc. ** Basically anything with ‘ed at the end should be looked at carefully!)
18. Future tense words (i.e. will do, is going to, plans to, wants to, etc.)
These are the biggest No-No’s in a script. In dialogue it’s different because the characters can break these rules, however, in the action scene you cannot use them!
The purple words are the most commonly used words and should be avoided!
PS: This list will also be on my website.