NonFiction ~~- The 10 Commandments Of ScreenWriting

Write STRUCTURE Before You Write Words

Communication 1455 Characters =~1.5Min. Reading Time
The more words you write, the less you get paid per word.
Forget about dialog and details.
Dialog and details write themselves once you have good overall structure.

These are the elements of structure to get right first:

TitleThe title is the most important part of any literary product. A good title suggests the characters. Tell the story in 1 to 3 words. Star Wars.
EndingThe ending writes your story. Get it right first.
BeginningFirst scene tells the story in miniature.
Major internal turning pointsExample: Inciting incident, pinch 1, midpoint break, pinch 2, crisis, resolution, wrap-up.
Characters' namesThe characters' names tell the story. A good character name is visual, memorable, and either descriptive or ironic. (โ€œAngelโ€ could be a good or evil character. โ€œJohnโ€ is uninteresting character name.)
ThemesName your story's 2 or 3 most prominent themes. (True love, revenge, class conflict, etc.)
OutlineWrite a one-sentence description of each scene, and how that scene turns the story's themes in exciting, unexpected, (yet necessary) directions.

You can express all the above elements on one page.

Yet they determine the success of your whole script.

Once the above "story engine" is running like a fine-tuned German racing machine, your dialog, description, and song lyrics flow out of you like liquid gold.