How to write a script for a movie

With Writer’s Cards you will write a script for a film. Find out how to plan the scenes for a film.


When writing the script, start by working out the form card. A film script has a very specific way of writing, unprecedented in other literary forms. Reading the script should last exactly as long as the film will last.

You cannot omit the protagonist card and the enemy card either. Use the conflicts card to work out who or what the protagonist is struggling with. The conflict is born out of the adversity of the protagonist’s and his or her opponent’s intentions. When building a scene, always ask yourself who the protagonist is and who is opposing him or her.

Dialogs are an important element of the film script. You will work them out with the story and dialogs card. A film dialog contains information necessary to understand the action or to provoke the interlocutor to act. When writing a script, you have a specific time frame at your disposal, so the dialogs should be specific and interesting.


The structure of a script consists of three acts. Each act ends with a turning point. In the first act, we get to know the protagonist, his or her problems, weak points, as well as his or her world, which you will develop using the ordinary world card. We also find out about the event or the person who disturbs the protagonist’s world, which is the responsibility of the card starting the action. Then we come to a turning point, the protagonist’s world is disturbed. To rebuild it, the protagonist has to start acting (purpose card, motivation card, situation without turning back card).

We move on to the most important part of the film, the second act. This is the act in which the protagonist struggles with his or her adversities. He or she realizes who his or her opponent is (new world card). The protagonist goes through trials (trial card); at the end of act two, he or she finds out how to destroy his or her opponent (preparation card).

In the third act, the protagonist confronts his opponent directly (strength test card). The protagonist wins or loses (score card). Note that defeat is also a form of learning for the protagonist (wisdom card)


Editing Cards are essential to create an engaging and logical scenario. You can easily organize all events prepared with Value Cards and Plot Cards. The story will be ordered and you will decide what emotions the reader will experience.

Using the settings card, introduce the reader to the presented world. Use the incident card to determine the goal and increase the pace of the action, and with the cards: story, increase of the action and breathing space, manipulate the emotions of the recipient. Use the climax card to find the moment to introduce the peak of the tension, while describing the card the evolution of conflicts control tensions and disputes.

All Writer’s Cards sets contain 14 Editing Cards.

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