Export a perfectly formatted traditional script.
Follow these 7 simple steps to write your first SoCreate screenplay! While SoCreate looks radically different than traditional screenwriting software, it outputs the same Hollywood-ready script.
A story always takes place somewhere, so let's start by adding a Location as the first step to creating your script. To add a Location:
Now that you have added a Location for where your story takes place, the next thing you need to do is write some Action happening in that Location. To add Action:
Action should be short and direct in most cases. For example, "A man in a red suit limps over to the table where a disheveled woman is already sitting. She looks up and whispers.”
Now that you have added Action and we can visualize what is happening let's create a Character and have them speak. To add a Character:
Now that you’ve added one character add another to give your first Character someone to interact with! Remember, adding a Character is as easy as:
You’ve learned everything you need to know to write your first full Scene in SoCreate! Just keep adding Action and Dialogue until you complete the Scene.
Now that you’ve finished your first Scene, it’s time to add a new one! To add a new Scene:
Continue adding new Scenes until you’re finished with your story! A feature-length screenplay contains 40-60 Scenes, and a 30-minute TV show contains 12-20 Scenes.
Once you’re finished writing your first SoCreate screenplay, it’s time to share it with the world! Most industry professionals expect to see your screenplay in a very specific format. But don’t worry; SoCreate does the formatting for you!
Writing with SoCreate is more fun and productive than using a traditional word processor. Best of all, your stories are always with you in the cloud and accessible on any device.
Follow these 8 steps to write your first screenplay with SoCreate. While SoCreate looks radically different than traditional screenwriting software, it outputs the professional screenplay the film industry expects.
There are as many ways to approach the screenwriting process as there are writers in the world, but here’s one quick way to jump right in on your next masterpiece, beginning with Scene 1. Please note that all steps can be completed via mouse or via Keyboard Shortcuts.
Start by adding a Location to Scene 1, which has been automatically inserted for you in the Story Stream. To add a location:
Prefer Keyboard Shortcuts? Use CTRL+ENTER to bring up Quick Add, TAB down to the Location marker, and fill in applicable details before hitting ENTER once more to insert the Location.
SoCreate’s blue “+Action” button should be used for Action Descriptions, Character Descriptions, and Scene Description so it’s formatted paragraphs when you export your story to the traditional screenplay format. To add Action:
Now that you’ve added Action start building your Character roster! To add a new Character:
Now that you’ve added one Character add another to give your first Character someone to interact with. Remember, adding a Character is as easy as:
You’ve learned everything you need to know to write your first full scene using SoCreate. Just keep adding Action and Dialogue to complete the scene.
Preview your screenplay in the industry-standard format at any time during your writing process. To preview your screenplay:
Now that you’ve finished your first scene, it’s time to add a new one. To add a new scene:
Acts and Sequences can also be added through the “+Story Structure” button or by using CTRL+ENTER to bring up Quick Add and TAB to Story Structure.
Once you’re finished writing your story in SoCreate, it’s time to share it with the world! To export your story to the industry-standard format:
Writing with SoCreate is more fun and productive than using a traditional word processor. Best of all, your stories are always with you in the cloud and accessible on any device. Get started today!