You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t had you write anything yet!
That’s because there is a metric shit-
And, we aren’t even close to done yet! Not by a long-
Other sites will tell you that you need to write constantly. That you need to just get out there and do it. But, of course, they aren’t actually teaching you anything, are they?
No, you should only start writing a screenplay after you know how to write a screenplay. Not before. They are that formulaic. If you start writing without knowing what needs to go where -
In fact, even when you know all this stuff, you still shouldn’t start writing. Probably 50 to 60% of the time spent writing a screenplay -
And, I’m not talking about time spent researching your story (like learning Old English for a screenplay set in London in 1312 -
If anyone else is telling you to just start writing -
Of course, that’s why you’re here. Because I’m the only one willing to tell you all the stuff you need to know. And, as an added bonus, I’m not forcing you to sign-
There’s still far more that I have to teach you first! I’m sure you think you have a great idea, but it needs to be put into the correct format or structure. If you don’t know what that structure is...
The stuff you’re used to hearing -
Well, I’m not selling a book -
So, put down those pens. It’s going to be a while before you know enough to actually start writing your screenplay.
That’s probably not what you wanted to hear, but top-
So, obviously, there’s a lot of competition. There are writers out there who spend years researching their story-
You’d have to be delusional to think that you could beat all of them by just sitting down and writing the first thing that comes into your head.
Nope, if you want to beat them, you’re going to have to put in the work and create a highly-
That means knowing your characters backwards and forwards. Your world backwards and forwards. The way people talk in that world. The history of that world.
If your main-
So, before you write the first scene, you need to know all that stuff. You need to know what life’s like for an airplane-
Whatever your story’s about -
But, don’t worry, we’ll get you set-
Once you’ve read all those pages, and got your screen-
But don’t jump ahead yet! There’s still a lot to learn first!...
|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|