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October 14, 2013

50 Resources to Help You Outline Your Script

You hear it from every direction: You need to write an outline. Some writers insist that a basic skeleton is enough to get you started; some say you have to spend a month outlining every last detail of your script before you start writing; and still others insist that you should just start writing and be prepared for the inevitable page-one rewrite that will follow your first draft.

You’re pretty sure you need an outline, but you’re not sure whether it should seven lines or forty pages…

If you’re struggling to find the best outlining method, check out these 50 resources for outlining your script. You’ll find a variety of opinions in here — the trick is finding the advice that is most helpful to you.

Here are a few of the articles I find most useful on the subject:

Outlining on ScriptShadow

Outline So That You Have a Plan to Ditch Once You Start Writing on Mastering Film

Outlining Your Script on The Writer’s Store

October 14, 2013

Quote of the Day: Andre Gide

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.