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!