Write a Script

A guide to scriptwriting essentials

Introduction

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Writersroom is an open door at the BBC for anyone in the UK who is new to writing but believe they have a real talent and great ideas for screen and radio.

When you’re new to writing, just getting to the end of that first script is really hard. This section of the website is for those who want to write, who have an idea that is itching to get out, and who would like a guide or structure to help them take it from idea right through to a first draft. What you get here is a series of steps in the writing process with essential elements, questions and challenges you will face. It’s not designed to be exhaustive. But it’s not just a basic ‘how to’. It’s the essentials of what we believe go in to making a good script.

Writing is re-writing Paul Abbott

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