Suppose we just write one short, simple screenplay scene, but give it our best. How should we go about it?
Thank you for your interest in our
“One Scene Challenge”!
If you can write a great scene, you can write a great screenplay.
But what does it take to write a powerful dramatic scene? What are the qualities that make your scene great? What criteria should the scene adhere to, to give your readers immediate impression that they are dealing with a skillful, professional writer?
This document attempts to answer these questions and to show how a very short simple scene can have most of the necessary attributes of a good screenplay, and make your readers want to read more.
What about the challenge mentioned in the title?
The challenge – should you be willing to accept it – is to write a short scene of your own and share it with us, for peer review.
Would you be up to it?