You’ve set out to write your very first script. You’ve got the character and an idea of what the ending looks like, and now you want to put pen to paper, or "fingers to keyboard".
There are three tools I will discuss to facilitate the writing of your script, and also, maybe even improve your ability to make your writing bold.
You can use the free Amazon Storywriter web app Amazon provides. They have Prime Video, so they are obviously looking for anyone to get be able to get their ideas down and share it with their team. It’s a basic app, but it doesn’t take up any space on your machine because it’s cloud-based. It gives you the ability to write in the correct format required for professional script-writing. If you’ve not taken a look at the script of Darren Aronofsky’s Mother to see the poetry within, do yourself a favor.
I have played around with it, and if you’re only starting with the idea, their help pages teaches you what parts of the script should be used when and for what.
Write more like Hemingway
If you want to unleash your inner Hemingway, you can get the Hemingway app. It’s a once-off cost and the idea is to make your writing bold. Phrases are often more powerful when the adverbs are removed. It doesn’t correct spelling, it gives you ideas of how to edit your writing to be more legible and therefore enjoyable to read.
Grammarly is a plugin and app you can install on your computer. It’ll correct grammar, spelling and give you alternatives when it thinks it’s got a better way to say what you are trying to say. Now the only issue I have is that for it to use it’s artificial intelligence it needs to actually read what you are writing, so your information is accessed by a bot, but I’m sure you’re in safe hands if you subscribed to their monthly services.
Now get going with your writing!