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Preparing for writing your first draft

Watch Michael Lengsfield, Molly Naylor, Tom Been and Christabelle Dilks discuss getting ready to write the first draft.

Our educators respond to the question: How do we get the first draft together?

In this video the panel discuss their steps to prepare their story and get to the point of being able to write a full draft.


Treatment or Synopsis A treatment or synopsis puts your ideas together in a more story-like prose form, but it will remain relatively general.

Beat Sheet or Step Outline This lists each dramatic step in the story. It needn’t contain great detail, but it helps to see the steps from start to finish.

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An Introduction to Screenwriting

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