Currently in my university degree they’re deciding to test us by getting us to do a series as a group, so the most important thing to do is keep track of everything that’s going on in your series. This is how you do it, at least it’s how I’m taught it.
As you may have seen in my other blogs, I write scripts and books and right now, I’m getting a massive overload of ideas. Usually people in this industry would have maybe three or four ideas to play with, but I break that norm because of my imagination. Right now, it’s about fourteen (HOW?!) ideas.
Welcome back to my blogs on scripts. This blog will be about how to format a radio script, since it’s very different to a layout for theatre and the screen.
Writing for theatre is completely different to writing for the screen or for radio (which I’ll hopefully do in my next blog). Theatre, the way I got taught how to do theatre in my University course, is quite interesting to see how to change the style from screen to stage. This will explain how you lay it out and hopefully help you to write a theatre play of your own.
I think a lot of the perspectives on writing screenplays is a bit of an “Oh there’s so much do to and I don’t think I’ll plan. I’ll just write it”. Wrong approach, I’m afraid. I tried that before I went to Uni and my scripts were all over the place and didn’t make sense AT ALL, but that’s probably more of a reflection of me than anything else. I’ll give a few steps of what you need to do for the plan and hopefully it works for you too.