Posted by: steveonfilm | September 3, 2012

The “Correct” Way to Write a Screenplay…

…is whatever way it takes for you to get it done.

I’ve written about various screenwriting “methods” a bunch of times. No one approach is superior to another. The concept of even having an approach is up for debate. “Methods” can help walk someone through writing a screenplay, but they’re not an answer as to how a writer needs to write a script. That answer can only be found within by practice and more practice.

Scott Myers over at “Go Into The Story” is putting up a series of posts this week titled: “There’s No Right Way to Write.” I’d encourage you to check them out if you like to learn more about how various writers craft and break their stories.

Some writers outline. Some don’t. Some writers use index cards. Some don’t. Some writers know their characters inside and out. Some don’t. We each walk out own path from idea to typing the words FADE OUT. And no one path is better than the others.

Take a look at the snippets Scott included in his post and see if maybe some of the approaches these writers use might help you out. I know I’ll be checking them out.

Keep writing,



  1. Amen to that, Steve! Nobody knows anything. 🙂

    • Pretty much… though, I guess that also goes for me! 🙂

      • Hey, it goes for everyone! Myself most of all. Ha ha!

  2. […] Nobody knows anything, Steve! Keep writing. Right, […]

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