HOW TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY (by Mr. Lucas)
Generally, screenplays (scripts) are written by pouring a character
in a situation or a situation in a character.
The most important element is the character.
You must first write a character study. Then you must describe
Next, you write a one-page story, which must be divided into
3 parts (like a theater play): the beginning, the middle, and
the end. A script is generally 120 pages, one page per minute
of screen time.
The beginning is 30 pages long; the middle, 60 pages long; the
end, 30 pages long. Of course you write the end first: you must
know where the story will go.
Next, you write the beginning, and after that, the middle, which
is the hardest part.
Certainly, you must include 2 plot points (pages 28 and 88).
A plot point is a surprise, where the story goes into another
direction. Also, scenes must be connected by transitions (no
camera directions please).
For instance, if you finish a scene by closing a door, begin
the next scene by opening another door. Wait until the script
is finished before you write the dialogues.
Actually, it takes about 6 years, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week
to learn how to write a screenplay. If it were easy, everybody
would write one!