Plotting a Path through the Wild

Colourful wooden slats laid down to make a gently winding path though a wild, dark green forest

I’m on the cusp of starting my screenplay. I’ve been immersed in the story for a few weeks now so the characters are keen to come out, interrupting my thoughts with flashes of action and snippets of dialogue. My brain is making connections, imagination fired up. It’s the Muse in motion, skipping along merrily and I, the scruffy intern, follow after, notepad in hand. My reluctant (and enlightening) pitstop at structure Admittedly, I wanted to skip the part of the screenplay guide (Save the Cat) that talked about structure. I’d already sketched out rough scenes (about two years ago) and …

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