Thanks to some user feedback, we've made improvements to streamline usability, including putting detailed instructions in an external link.
This handy system thoroughly guides you through all of the beats, characters and storytelling elements of a marketable screenplay. Feed it information about your story and it prepares a comprehensive staging document to import into your screenwriting app.
Track every step of preparing and writing your screenplay. Includes...
- An interactive Check List that plans out every step of writing your screenplay, from conception to final draft
- 5 Different Beat Sheet Options (including a very old-fashioned story structure that runs a whopping 63 beats!)
- Special Worksheets to plot your hero's Character Arc and Emotional Journey
- Updated Page Count Tracker to monitor your script's pacing
- ToDo list manager that automates where to place action items in your script during editing
If you find it works for you, duplicate it for all of your screenplays. I've used it in various stages of prototype for all of my feature scripts, eventually helping me write a first draft in a matter of weeks.
Does this teach me how to write a screenplay?
Other people that already do that and I do not consider myself an authority on screenwriting. I've laid out all the steps any experienced screenwriter already knows, while also making it easy for beginners to follow along.
Will this help me write a screenplay I could sell to Hollywood?
I can't say. But I can say that I highly encourage writers to write for the type of movie they themselves would pay to see in a theater, not for the market. If anything, I firmly believe that people should figure out a way to make movies themselves (see my Web Series Production Dashboard).
Will this make me a better screenwriter?
Only if you don't already have a system in place that tracks your screenwriting project, has hundreds of storytelling elements right in font of you to define for your story, creates a base layer of pre-written material for you to start from, and saves you a lot of story development time, then yes, I believe this will make you a better screenwriter.
Feel free to reach out with any more questions before purchasing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. Forgot to mention that the system comes with access to an example dashboard: one of my works in progress, a zany reverse werewolf comedy.
An airtight storyline starts with a solid logline. I've helped hundreds of screenwriters craft loglines that fully capture the essence of the stories they want to tell. I'll be happy to workshop your logline over e-mail with you and get it in its best possible shape. Just click the "Logline Workshop" option.
A Google Sheets Workbook that runs you through all the steps of writing a screenplay and more.