January 16, 2019 at 7:01AM

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Where to start learning to write screenplays?

Since childhood, I love to write different stories and even wrote a small book. But writing a screenplay is harder, as for me. Perhaps this question has already been asked here, sorry for that. In general, help me find trainee materials, books, videos? Or maybe some schools or online courses. I will be very grateful.

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There are a ton of great resources available for free online that give excellent advice, tips and guidelines for writing screenplays. Michael Hauge is a great resource and teacher of the process. He has a website and multiple videos on YouTube. Here is one article from his website that deals with screenplay structure: https://www.storymastery.com/story/screenplay-structure-five-key-turning...

Another great exercise for learning how screenplays are structured is to read part or all of the screenplays of films that you have seen and are familiar with. This will help shed a light on how dialogue and descriptions all fit together, and it will also reveal the many different styles screenwriters use. Screenplays are very strictly formatted, but there is surprisingly still quite a bit of wiggle room available to create your unique voice and writing style. Here is a great resource for screenplays that I reference often: https://www.simplyscripts.com/genre/comedy-scripts.html

Have fun and good luck!

January 18, 2019 at 9:00AM

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Adam Marschall
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thank you!! it's very cool

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January 18, 2019 at 11:52AM

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January 19, 2019 at 3:06AM

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Kai Gibbs
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January 20, 2019 at 9:29PM

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I'm new to writing scripts, but I really like it. Looking for help from the writers with experience. Thanks for a great post.

January 25, 2019 at 8:41AM

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