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Tips for Screenwriting for Beginners by Luke J Wilson

Presenting a clean and professional looking screenplay is the only true way your script will ever have a realistic chance at becoming a featured length film.

1. Beginners Screenwriting Tip

Read professional screenplays. If you are a beginner and you want to one day hear your words coming out of the mouth of Scarlett Johansson or some other famous actor, you are going to need to know what a screenplay looks like on the page. The best way to learn that is to read scripts.

The urge to write is a very powerful one especially when you believe you are sitting on the next summer blockbuster, but just slow down for a minute you are going to want to get this right.

If you must, jot down some notes, write an outline, but hold off on writing the script. In most cases, you are only going to get one shot at this why not make every effort to get it right.

I have heard stories about screenplays beginning reject strictly based on what they looked like on the page; do not let that happen to you. Remember half the battle is getting someone to read your script, but if it does not look right, it will be over looked.

2. Screenplay Tip for Beginner

Watch films, lots of them if you have the time. Pick the movie you like then go online and get the script if it’s available then sit back and watch and learn.

It’s a great way to learn. You will also be able to see how scenes are shot. In essence, you will see the script come to life. Reading produced scripts should not be underestimated. It is a great learning tool, and the great thing about it is that there are tons of places online to get screenplays old and new free. Study them and learn how they flow it can only help.

Side note: There are many books and seminars that are available on this topic but my advice would be to take the time to get familiar with the format before spending time and money, it is free.

3. Script Tip for Beginner

Now write the darn thing. Once you think you have a basic understanding of how a screenplay should look, sit down and crank out your first draft. Writing like is like anything else, if you want to be good at it, you have to work at it.

For more screenwriting tips and information I invite you to visit and claim your FREE instant access to screenwriting software when you visit

http://screenwritingdepot.blogspot.com/ Just download the FREE software and you’ll be writing like the professionals in no time.

From Luke Wilson – Screenwriters Depot

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About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter is the Editor and Creator of the Free Fall Literary E-Zine and the Spoken Like A Queen E-Zine. She has dedicated herself to the power of the words and given into her passion for writing and has been writing poetry officially since the age of ten. She has a book of poetry titled “The Art of Love” published through lulu.com under the pen name Gemini. She is currently finishing up with her first novel and already working on her second. In 1998 she had her poem “Rest In Peace” published in an anthology put out by the International Library of Poetry and in the Spring of 2007 will have another poem titled “Through The Eyes of an Angel” published in another anthology also put out by the International Library of Poetry. She was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for that poem as well. She is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing N your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big. Jimmetta can be contacted by sending her an e-mail at freefall_lbp@yahoo.com or jcladyluv@yahoo.com.

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