How to Format A Stage or Screen Play

Playwriting 101: Formatting

Playwriting 101: Formatting

For a quick look at some of the basics of proper playwriting format head to this page: http://www.playwriting101.com/ All of the playwriting formatting I know, I learned in a playwriting class in high school but this site seems to have a pretty good handle on the whole process. There are a few forms of formatting for stage plays in the U.S. and this site offers a rundown of a few of the most common:

http://www.playwrightsmuse.com/standardformat/whatIsIt.html

If it’s screenwriting that has peeked your fancy then check out this link. This site gives you a sample page of screenplay formatting and shows you the required steps.  http://www.writersstore.com/how-to-write-a-screenplay-a-guide-to-scriptwriting/

However, if you’re submitting your screenplay for publication then you should refer to the publishing house you’re interested in for their formatting requirements. Have fun and if you have any questions be sure to contact me!!

One response to “How to Format A Stage or Screen Play

  1. My play has been sent out but I have noted the websites you suggested.
    I don’t expect to get good at this for a year or two but it’s nice to have something different to write.

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