From Outline to (First) Draft (PT28) - Paper Team




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Summary: Alex and Nick discuss how to turn an outline for a TV script (pilot or spec) into a fully-fledged draft.<br> Where should you begin? What if you’re stuck or don’t know where to start in a scene? What should you tweak and improve when looking back at your first draft? Should you use every option in Final Draft?<br> The Paper Team opens their screenwriting software…<br> SHOWNOTES<br> Content<br> 1) Outline versus Draft (0:42)<br><br> 2) Where to start? (2:23)<br><br> 3) Scene Work (7:08)<br><br> 4) Writing and refining the draft (14:51)<br><br> 5) FAQs (22:23)<br><br> Takeaways and Resources (28:50)<br> Links<br> <a href="https://johnaugust.com/2007/scribble-version-final-scene">“Scribble version, final version” (John August)</a><br><br> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wolf_of_Wall_Street_(2013_film)">The Wolf of Wall Street</a><br><br> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNyAgN48FQo">Heat’s diner scene (Video)</a><br><br> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waze">Waze</a><br> Resources<br> <a href="http://www.hemingwayapp.com/">Hemingway Editor</a><br><br> <a href="http://www.wordcounter.com/">WordCounter</a><br> Special thanks to <a href="https://twitter.com/jasonjcohn">Jason J. Cohn</a> for helping us edit this episode.<br> If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at <a href="http://paperteam.co/itunes">paperteam.co/itunes</a>! :)<br> You can find Paper Team on Twitter:<br><br> Alex – <a href="https://twitter.com/TVCalling">@TVCalling</a><br><br> Nick – <a href="https://twitter.com/_njwatson">@_njwatson</a><br><br> If you have any questions, comments or feedback, you can e-mail us: ask@paperteam.co<br>