Screenwriters write for millions of people.
A screenplay is not made for one person alone. Not only one person is meant to watch the movie from a screenplay.

It's left for you, a screenwriter to make everyone interested in your script.
As people's minds, hearts, faces and behaviors vary; so as their preferences to certain things.
Some people love romantic movies, while some others prefer plain detective ones. Some would love to watch epic movies, while some others would go for science fiction movies.
Apart from the genre aspect, some people would like to hear dialogues full of slangs and colloquial languages, but some others would prefer the dialogues full of witty and idiomatic expressions.
Some will prefer white characters, but some others may prefer black or inter racial ones.
Some may prefer actions full of fight scenes with either bare knuckles, guns, swords; but some others may love it full of action dialogues.
Some prefer out door scenes, some others may prefer indoor scenes.

So the question now is;
How can you satisfy everyone's desire with just one screenplay?
The answer is;
Include what everybody likes!

Another question is;
How do you include what everyone likes?
The answer is;
Create branches and varieties inside the screenplay which will eventually terminate inside the same screenplay!

This means you have to create varieties for all the elements in that very screenplay. Some of the components of a screenplay include;
theme, story, action, dialogue, character, scene, location e.t.c.
So, while you explore these components, you keep the main idea for each of them constant, as well as changing and appending varying ideas at intervals. As you append these varying ideas, you are inadvertently accommodating different parts of the components which correspond to what different people like in a screenplay.

For example, if your main theme is about family ties and love, you can at some intervals add different themes; yet keeping the main theme constant. As you do this, you satisfy some of your audience who do not like the main theme. This is like striking a balance between different groups of audience; at a point you thrill one group, and at another point, you thrill another group.

Another example is where you have to create varieties of characters, make the characters have unique ways of voicing their dialogues; make the dialogues encompass different sounds of dialogues the different audience would like to hear; include different kinds of actions, scenes; and then make your story not to be a single story; let it be a universal story. A universal story is a story every single person all over the world want to learn more about.

Just try and make your screenplay be an ''all in one screenplay''. An ''all in one screenplay'' spreads faster. Everybody likes, loves and wants it.

Well one of the ways through which you can succeed in getting varieties of the elements in your screenplay is by increasing your characters' internal conflicts.
There are others ways, but I shall hint you later.

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Written by Winston 'Winny Greazy' Oge

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