Screenwriting tips 2

Spring semester is starting, my screenwriting class in January is over — and things are still settling into place. But let’s talk about how to format scenes in a screenplay.

My professor for my screenwriting class had us download a free trial copy of Final Draft, which is a screenwriting program that will format your screenplay correctly for you. (You can learn more about this at finaldraft.com.)

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Screenwriting tips 1

Hello! Hope your new year is going well, so far. This January, I’m taking an intro to screenwriting class, and I thought I’d share some of what I’ve learned!

The three act story. While I’m not actually going to write a full three-act screenplay, the structure of one is actually rather important. It looks something like this:

My rough rendition of what the professor drew for us in class

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