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Creative Writing: Scriptwriting

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What is scriptwriting?

Screenwriting, also called scriptwriting, is the art and craft of writing scripts for mass media such as:

  • feature films,
  • television productions or
  • video games.

It is frequently a freelance profession. [source]

Screenplay Elements

A scene heading is a one-line description of the location and time of day of a scene, also known as a "slugline." It should always be in CAPS.

Example: EXT. WRITERS STORE - DAY reveals that the action takes place outside The Writers Store during the daytime.

 

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Scriptwriting examples

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