Final Draft or Word? How much space should you leave between lines? How much information should you include in stage directions?
Getting the formatting right on your script can seem like a minefield, especially with the wealth of software available these days. It seems like there are a set of unwritten rules a writer must follow, but how do you know what they are when even the formatting in published plays can vary so much?
The fact is, the way you format can be the difference between you communicating your ideas effectively or confusing your reader or even coming across as unprofessional. Being confident in how you format can help you creatively too: get the layout right and not only will you save time, you'll also give yourself a coherent script for re-drafting.
In this workshop, LPB's A.C. Smith and Kimberley Andrews will blitz through the rules of formatting your stage play and explain how to get your script submission ready. As experienced playwrights, script-readers and playwriting tutors, they both know what makes a script easy to read and they'll be sharing their knowledge with you in this session.
Preparation: none, just what you need to take notes.