Ive found a course online to help me get started with script/screenwriting!
There is one twenty minute lecture a week and several task set out for you to do. The course is ten sessions long so I plan (*plan* being the key word) to do one a day for the next 10 days or so.
– Producers are the ones who tend to back an idea, find funding to make it into a reality etc, you should probably seek them rather than a director. They also are in charge of distribution. (There are exceptions where writers work collaboratively with directors then look for a producer together etc)
– Dont be intimidated thinking you need to have 10 ideas ready to go – quality is more important. Have 2 ideas that resonate rather than 12 that are only half formed
– Think about your interests, what kind of writer are you?
– Keep track of little potential ideas you can develop – a notepad, scrapbook etc
– DONT COPY or be intimidated by others writing style – find your voice
– Ideas need conflict to work as full films they should be inherent to your story however big or small they need complexity
– Be aware of the audience you want to see your work
– DONT write about something which doesnt suit your interests
– A good idea is one that grabs you and makes your heart beat faster even after youve gone back to it