I've been reading the book Save the Cat! over the past week or so, recommended to me by a GREAT source. (To any screenwriters or screenwriting hopefuls out there, I definitely recommend this book to you.)
I would even suggest that you read the book before you sit down to write your screenplay. It's much easier to go in with knowledge than it is to come across it later. I happened to finished my screenplay first THEN started reading this book which can be a tad intimidating. But in writing I've never shied away from a good challenge. I've been blessed enough to have the time and the means to work on my craft comfortably. Which is important when trying to overcome the challenges you're bound to come up against in perfecting your story. Especially when it comes to overcoming self doubt. If you never stop trying and improving and you refuse to give up then you still have a chance!
In the end, fellow screenwriting hopefuls, this book will help guide you on your journey to screenwriting success.
I'm taking things slow since my husband's only been home for a handful of weeks now. But I've gotten a good ways into the book so far and I've already learned so much! If nothing else, this book helps you put the pieces together. Make sense of things so that you can really produce a great piece of work.
I will elaborate more once I've finished the book but for now I think you need to know sooner rather than later about the best tool to have in your hands in writing a great screenplay!
Until next time, happy writing!