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What is Professional Script Writing?
Professional script writing. Basically, right, it’s writing for scripts. Done professionally.
Now, I’ve written scripts for many companies across the country, usually comedy sketches, as that is my forte. I’ve written for LadBible, The Hook, Greene King, Channel 4, etc, etc.
I love writing comedy sketches. One of my favourite things is to receive a brief and think about how to turn something (often quite a dry subject, when it’s corporate stuff) into a funny, fun, comprehensive, engaging and enjoyable short story.
The elements of story and script writing are relatively simple to get in the brain-lane of, after a while, and stretching those muscles is something I always get a kick out of.
At The Time Of (SCRIPT) Writing…
I am currently working with several clients, including making multiple weekly sketches for the recruitment sector.
This is one of my biggest challenges yet… Initially when I fell into working for recruiters my biggest question was “how do I make these awful, awful people seem likeable?” It was tough. But with coaching, therapy, and shitloads of cocaine, we eventually got there.
That’s a joke, they wouldn’t shell out for therapy.
It’s something I’ve always enjoyed and starting with a blank page and turning a brand or corporation from an often faceless organisation into a relatable, consistent and fun ‘content provider’ is something I really love.
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The 5 Essential Elements of Professional Script Writing
To finish off… here are my 5 top tips for budding writers out there, from experience.
I mean, you didn’t ask, but I’ll tell you anyway.
1. Start BIG.
Write everything you can and edit later. Your first draft should be your longest, then shave down every element until it becomes the best conveyance of the message in as few words as possible.
2. READ & RE-READ.
Re-read your work in as many different points of view as possible. How does this work for the cameraperson? How does it work for the actors? How does it read, to you, as someone who likes The Big Bang Theory? How does it read from the eyes of someone who hates you? Doing this might make you hate your own work in a few split personalities, but you will probably find more ways to improve it as a result and that is priceless.
Look for opportunities everywhere in your work. Now and then I people’s work and notice an opportunity for a gag that they may have missed. This is because I’ve spent ages trying to train myself to look for every available possibility for a joke. If you do that, too, you’re less likely to miss them!
4. Read it aloud.
Being read aloud is most scripts’ destiny, so hear for yourself how your words should be realised and check that you’re happy with how they come across.
If you’re stuck for ideas, treat yourself to a walk outside with no headphones. After a while of walking and thinking of practically nothing, your mind will, eventually, start hopping on the ideas wagon. Oxygen, no distractions and blood pumping around your body are what make up the holy trinity of inspiration. I actually DO take my headphones when I go for a walk, but they’re not playing anything, they’re just on in case I want to talk to myself and not look mental.
Thanks for reading, if you did. If you didn’t, fuck you, you’re awful. You won’t know this, of course, because you didn’t read this. Unless you did, in which case, refer to the opening of this paragraph.