Jeffrey Scott has some great tips up on AWN about writing good screenplay outlines. As you know an outline is essential to getting a good script. It’s the backbone of the film. And yet, many young writers don’t bother to write one before they begin their screenplay which is a rookie mistake. Check out the tip below and click the link for the rest. If you’re at all interested in being a good writer, read this article. Oh and while you’re at it go buy Jeffrey’s book too.
One way to know if your outline isn’t up to snuff is if you find yourself having a hard time writing the script. In my experience, when the outline wasn’t tight I’ve struggled with the scripts. And when the outlines were well structured, the scripts were a breeze. They practically wrote themselves.
You can read the entire article here.