When people ask for advice on how to write a script, they’re usually disappointed by the complexity of the answers they receive. Writing is complicated. There are some guidelines, but few hard rules. There are many methods for writing a script, but they’re all custom – every writer has their own approach, style and methodology.
I’ve been working on a project on Reddit, where I’ve been writing a project from idea to draft, illustrating every step. You can follow along here.
PART ONE: Stating a premise.
PART TWO: Reacting to feedback.
PART THREE: World Building
PART FOUR: Applying three act structure
PART FIVE: Turning 3 acts into a beat sheet and/or outline
PART SIX: Vetting an outline.
PART SEVEN: Get unstuck by getting organized
PART EIGHT: Kill variables in the outline
PART NINE: The fun part of the second act
PART TEN – Midpoint and beyond