5 strategies for planning a good script

The difference between the success and failure of any audiovisual production is, in many cases, the writing of a good (or bad) script. If you don't want your short film or movie to be a failure from the start, you'd better spend a little time on that script until you find the perfect structure for your project. Don't you see it clear yet? Then you're not ready to roll yet! Writing a script can be a very difficult and exasperating process, but it will be much easier if you join us with these simple strategies capable of making your script the best of scripts.

Use Mindmaster to organize your ideas

The longer the project, the more complex the script. If you have all your ideas tangled up, you will not be able to produce a suitable script and your project will not have the success that you hope. It is much better that you take the time to organize them and let them take shape. For this you have Mindmaster, a platform designed so that you can make mental maps of all kinds and completely to your liking, with more than 33 different themes and more than 700 cliparts so that you do not miss a single visual element in your scheme. Seeing your ideas from your own aesthetic will relax your creative processes and allow you to find that key that you have been looking for for a long time for your audiovisual project.

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Frequently change places

Don't always write from the same place. It is better that you leave the routine for Balzac and that you seek your creativity in the movement. Changing your environment and looking for other spaces and contexts that you find pleasant or stimulating is one of the best ways to give that mental turn to your script to solve those problems that did not quite fit. Plus, it's always nice to be able to work once in a while at a Starbucks or on the edge of a beach!

Take advantage of the momentum of your ideas

One of the advantages of working mobile is that your ideas are continually refreshed and renewed, but one of its disadvantages is that sometimes you don't have the means to write them down and take advantage of them as they deserve. If you have a burst of inspiration while riding the subway, while in class, or while walking in a park, don't let the context determine you. Platforms such as Writerduet will allow you to take advantage of these ideas from anywhere and add them to all the contents of your script, which you can keep in the cloud to access them at any time and from any corner. Writerduet becomes like this, in addition, not only an ideal platform to write, but also to recover what you have already written and to be able to reorganize and share your ideas with anyone.

Seek professional advice

When you have the script at that point where it is advanced enough to be able to share it, but not yet far enough to start shooting, it may be time to seek professional advice. In this sense, the ideal is that you go to your teachers and mentors before your friends or family, but now you have the opportunity to connect with professionals in the sector from many other countries thanks to Coverfly. Take advantage of all the potential of the networks to try to unravel that script that does not finish closing and give flight to your career.

read in loud voice

Reading silently and reading aloud are very different processes that reveal very different aspects of each text. If your script looks good to the eyes, put it to the test by reading it to your ears. One of the best ways to spot writing problems is to record yourself reading your script and then listen to your own recording. By doing so, any potential flaws or overloads in the text will be much more apparent to you and you can polish it up before it has to pass the most severe test, that of the real audience. And don't worry if you don't like the way your voice sounds, you are the only person who hears it like that!

Avoid regulatory guidelines

A tendency for many beginning screenwriters is to use normative advice to build their scripts. There are some guidelines that can help you, but many others are built simply from arbitrary convictions that scripts must be done in a certain way. Cinema, like art, is continually changing and cannot be subject to any normative guideline, however emphatic it may seem. We could not enjoy the art of Van Gogh if he had been carried away by the advice of his generation. It is always good to listen to suggestions, but always keep in mind that, when building your work, it is your criteria – and only yours – that should predominate.

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