Scriptwriting

A Multitude of Sins

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There are many kinds of script. From a scrawled bit of paper that contains three sentences; a rough translation of an interviewee tape to be voiced over in ‘North Country English’ to a two hundred page masterpiece that’s now on its sixth revision (and third screenwriter).

This section is in four parts:

Understanding a script
What do all those funny things like 'D/S' and 'Exeunt omnes' mean? Two-column and Hollywood layouts explained

Basics of Non-Fiction Writing
How to write good script for documentaries, travel features, news, etc.

Basics of Fiction Writing
How to construct a Screenplay

Story shaping
Not, strictly speaking, scriptwriting, but it's an important part of creating a film.