Learning how to write a screenplay–as one of my old screenwriting teachers used to say–is like driving in the fog. “You can’t see very well, but you can make it the whole way if you keep going.”

But making sure you’re driving on the main road, and not stalled in the metaphorical screenwriting driveway, requires having a marketable screenplay premise that’s exciting, full of conflict and doesn’t totally blow.

So in the (sorta) brief video above I go over a 3-step screenplay premise formula that will help folks mastering how to write a script stay on track–and have just enough structure to keep them motivated from page 1 to Fade Out.


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About The Author

Michael Rogan
Editor, ScriptBully Magazine

Michael Rogan is a former screenplay reader and optioned screenwriter. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of ScriptBully magazine, and has written a few non-sucky books including "How to Write a Book That Doesn't Suck (and Will Actually Sell)". He has made it his mission to help screenwriters kick ass - and rid the world of films based on action-figure lines.

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