One or two weeks before you even think about writing a line of action or a piece of dialogue.
That’s the wrong way to go about it!
Figure out your story-
When writing your screenplay, about half of your time should be spent on the story-
It’s not easy writing a Hollywood story-
Which is another reason why you want the structure settled first: that way, you don’t have to keep track of it in your head! You’ll be less likely to make mistakes. And, in scriptwriting, stupid little mistakes can lead you to re-
So, now that you’ve learned everything you need to know about story-
Well, not so fast... You shouldn’t start actually writing any scenes yet. You’ve got at least one or two weeks’ worth of work, just crafting your story-
7. Choose a theme.
17. Create your Climax.
20. Now, you literally have a road-
BONUS 21. After you’re finished writing your masterpiece, we do offer screenplay evaluations, script notes and even a postcard commemorating your accomplishment!
Just read my screenplay and tell me how it compares to everyone else
Well, really just a post-
‘I finished a SCREENPLAY.TODAY and all I got was this lousy postcard!’
4. Choose the quest or goal he needs to accomplish by the end of the film (what the movie’s about).
|No Writing Yet|
|The First Act|
|The Inciting Incident|
|The Supporting Cast|
|The First Turning-Point|
|The Second Act|
|The Love Story|
|Screenplay Page Counts|
|Everything is Looking Good!...|
|False-Victory or False-Defeat|
|The Pit of Despair|
|The Second Turning Point|
|The Third Act|
|All Is Not Lost|
|Wind It All Up|
|Wrapping Up Your Sub-Plots|
|The Final Battle|
|Actually Writing Your Script|
|Back to the Future|
|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them|
|T2 - Terminator 2|