So, you’re just about to start writing your first screenplay, are you?
Well, you’re going to need some screenwriting software then!
Of course, you could just use any text-
The best screenwriting programs or apps are highly-
You never have to worry about formatting anything. The screenwriting software keeps track of all of that stuff for you. The most you ever have to do to format anything in the proper studio format, is hit ‘TAB’ or ‘ENTER’ once (not half-
Screenwriting is really worth its weight in gold. Just from all the tabbing it saves.
And, nowadays, with the click of a button, the software will show you scene-
Well, this isn’t rocket-
NEXT UP… ACTUALLY WRITING!
Here’s how to turn that idea into a fully-
So, all the major brands of screenwriting software are pretty much equal (as far as writing your script goes). They all do what you need them to do. The only differences are in all the bells-
You can usually download a trial-
For years, my favorite screenwriting software was ScriptThing (it doesn’t exist anymore, it’s now called MovieMagic Screenwriter 6). It’s $150.
Final Draft has been popular for decades now and is really the industry standard. It’s $250.
There are several lower-
*Prices are as-
Or... If you don’t want to spend money, you don’t have to!
It’s easy to write macros to turn your favorite text-
For instance, for any young screenwriter, I would highly recommend Celtx.
Their screenwriting software is free to use, but they offer paid services as well. But, those are more for when your screenplay goes into production. So, for just writing your spec-
|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|