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Posted on by Courtney Meznarich

SoCreate Screenwriting Software’s Weekly Writing Challenge – Prompt 6

If you're a writer who's looking to flex your creativity muscles, SoCreate's weekly writing challenges could be just what you need. Each week, we provide a new writing prompt that encourages you to think outside the box and generate fresh ideas for your writing projects.

For instance, this week's prompt asks you to write a scene that introduces Carlos, our superhero's arch nemesis, as he interacts with a customer at a dirty laundromat in a seedy part of town. The conversation between Carlos and the customer should reveal his sinister scheme to the audience.

SoCreate Screenwriting Software's
Weekly Writing Challenge

Writing Prompt

  • Location: INT – Laundromat – Day

  • Characters: Carlos; Customer

  • Scene Description: A dirty laundromat in a seedy part of town. Carlos sits behind a desk in the back, counting money.

  • Prompt: Carlos, our superhero’s arch nemesis, is doing something very bad at this laundromat. Write a scene where we first meet Carlos as he interacts with a customer. The conversation should reveal his scheme to the audience.

Extra Credit: Use a flashback in this scene! To add a flashback, navigate to the Tools Toolbar on the right-hand side of your screen. Click "Add Transition," then choose "Story Transition." Select "Begin Flashback" and SoCreate will insert a line into your Story Stream wherever you left your Focus Indicator. You can drag & drop this Flashback line wherever you see fit. Write your flashback, then repeat the process to add a line for "End Flashback." When you preview your script in the traditional screenplay format, your flashback will be formatted as the industry expects.

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Writing Challenges Help You Grow

Participating in these weekly writing challenges comes with several benefits, including:

  • Improving your creativity: By accepting the challenge of a new writing prompt each week, you can exercise your imagination and push yourself in new directions.

  • Developing your writing skills: Consistent practice is key to honing your writing skills and establishing your unique voice as a writer.

  • Exploring new genres: These writing challenges are an excellent way to experiment with different genres and writing styles, and improve your abilities in the process.

  • Establishing a writing routine: Taking the time each week to complete a new prompt can help you establish a regular writing habit that keeps you motivated and productive.

  • Having fun: Writing should be enjoyable, and our weekly challenges provide a low-pressure environment to explore your creativity and connect with other writers.

In addition to the weekly writing challenges, we offer several resources right on your SoCreate Dashboard to help inspire your writing, such as a blog with helpful tips and tricks, story ideas, and tools for organizing and developing your writing projects.

Check out our blog for more story ideas, or explore our tips on how to come up with new ideas for your screenplay below:

So if you're looking to stretch your imagination and improve your writing skills, consider participating in SoCreate's weekly writing challenges. Who knows where they might take you!

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