I firmly believe that writing a screenplay is the most difficult aspect of filmmaking. It’s the only job in the process that requires the creation of something from nothing. Everything begins with your words, and the life they contain. You’re a screenwriter! You’re a god! Behold your mighty omnipotence!
Now quit tossing birds at pigs, and let’s get crackin’.
Countless books have been written on the subject of screenwriting. I have 12 sitting on the shelf behind me (and I’ve even read a couple of ’em). There’s no way to boil down every aspect of screenwriting into the pages of a single chapter. So, instead, I’ll do my best to introduce some of the more important concepts.
As I mentioned ...