Many writers often wish to write a script someday however not all those writers are able to accomplish their wish. If you ever think about writing a good script – regardless if it is for a screenplay, theater play or a movie – there are two fundamental prerequisites that you need to keep in mind. First prerequisite is that you must have exceptional skills in writing and second is that you must be highly creative. If you lack these two fundamental requirements then you need to start developing these qualities now.
Script writing is no doubt a very difficult job. In order to come up with a mind-blowing movie script your creative juice needs to be in constant flow at all times. Also, keep in mind that script writing is the most essential component in making a movie. A director first wants a script ready before all the cast or movie staff is assembled and before they search a producer. The producer is the one who gives the go signal after approving the script. Also, the director and the movie actors solely rely on the script that is given to them.
Do not forget that not everyone is born with a talent of exceptional writing skill but you develop it as you grow. Therefore, never expect a mind-blowing script in your first try. Just keep practicing as you develop more experience one day you will be able to emerge with an award-winning script.
The main thing you must never forget unless you don’t want to acquire exceptional writing skills is regular practice. Now you might be wondering that how one would be able to practice writing a script without a particular theme in mind. Well, theme selection is indeed a demanding task and requires a lot of brainstorming.
Bear in mind that a creative writer doesn’t wait for bright ideas or motivation but he looks for it by observing his surroundings. Many famous scriptwriters even go to some cool and calm place to develop ideas for their scripts. Another best way is to go through different genres of books and watch different types of movies or shows to come up with a unique theme. Watch those movies attentively and see how the dialogues are uttered by different characters.
Another effective way to learn how to write a script is by reading numerous sorts of novels. Note that novels are separated into various sections which are called ACT for instance “ACT I, ACT II or ACT III”. Every act of the novel defines or portrays something new. Likewise, you can write your movie script scene by scene.
Scriptwriting is totally different than all the other forms of writing in that you can make pertinent changes any time you want before finalizing it. Unlike novels where you have to use formal dialogues you don’t need to do the same thing in scripts. Keep in mind that scripts are basically not in formal language. In fact depending on the nature of your movie some scripts also use slang or inappropriate humor.
Ask a close and reliable person to read your script and give his/her feedback.