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Screenwriting Tools to Add to Your Screenwriter's Toolkit

Updated: Oct 7, 2023

Do you ever struggle with writing a screenplay?

Do you struggle to find the right tools to help you with the screenwriting process?

Do you ever want to give up in frustration because you have no clue where to begin and seem to can't find the right information?

If you answered yes to even one of those questions, then you'll be thrilled to know that this screenwriting toolkit is just for you.

Screenwriter's Toolkit

Take a browse through Diversity in Cinema Academy's "Screenwriting Essentials" list. I did all of the legwork to help fast track your success. The screenwriting tools on this list will help make the screenwriting process flow with a little more ease and efficiency.

Simply put, you're going to finally find out how to save time, money, and energy– simply, quickly, and more efficiently than you ever thought possible with these screenwriting tools.

For those who are unfamiliar with these products, let me tell you more…

Screenwriting Tools You Need to Know

The recommendations for this screenwriter's toolkit are for people who want to learn the proper way to craft a screenplay, teleplay, or short film with ease.

Here's what you'll get when you download these screenwriting tools today:

  • You'll get a step-by-step guide for writing a script– no experience or special skills required… Just a willingness to learn.

  • You'll discover the dos and don'ts of writing an industry-standard screenplay– this toolkit will make the process of writing a script so much easier!

  • You'll learn the secrets of character development and story structure– this method alone is worth the price! Because let's face it—a poorly written script that lacks structure and character development is heading straight to the trash bin.

  • You'll get screenwriting software that speeds up the writing process with excellent proficiency.

Elevate your screenwriting craft with this handy toolkit:

PS: Some of these are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I may get a commission for recommending the product to you.


A Screenwriting Workbook that walks you through the complete writing process, from nascent ideas through final revisions

A Formatting Guide that thoroughly covers today's correct formats for screenplays and TV scripts

A Spec Writing Guide that demonstrates today's spec style through sample scenes and analysis, with an emphasis on grabbing the reader's interest in the first ten pages

Writing Screenplays That Sell outlines in great detail the FIVE essential components every GREAT screenplay should contain. Without them, your script will have a much more difficult time getting sold, getting made, or reaching your intended audience. This book walks the reader through the process step by step--

1. Each one had a HERO, a main character we rooted for.

2. We IDENTIFIED with the heroes; we put ourselves inside their psychologically.

3. The heroes each pursued at least one clear, visible DESIRE.

4. They faced seemingly insurmountable OBSTACLES in pursuing their goals.

5. In facing those obstacles, they had to find more courage than they'd ever had.

Instead of allowing them to evolve as you write, you can purposefully develop the characters of your story using psychological principles that influence the different motivations of a personality

Persona presents you with 32 archetypes along with a description of their personality traits, virtues, and flaws, and how they interact with other personalities

Examine the relationships and interactions between your characters; see the corresponding archetype for your hero or heroine, and the result, when he or she becomes corrupt

Using the Contour story development system you’ll learn how to use the same character-based structure that all blockbuster movies use to create solid stories that hold together from Fade In to Fade Out.

With its intuitive, fill-in-the-blanks approach, Contour shows you exactly what elements need to be in your script, never again leaving you to wonder, “what comes next?”

Contour enables writers to develop a movie concept from the idea stage to a bulletproof outline.

Flesh out a main character and codify their motivations and behaviors.

Celtx is the ultimate screenwriting software for professionals and beginners alike. With its user-friendly interface, you can easily write, collaborate, and manage your projects. Celtx provides you with all the tools you need to bring your story to life, from scriptwriting to pre-production. Say goodbye to the hassle of formatting and focus on your creativity.

Script Coverage services are for writers looking to engage a professional writer to get an expert set of eyeballs on their screenplay.

The expert reader will provide detailed notes that will ensure your work is ready to market!

The coverage notes focus on ways you can improve your script in all areas, including pacing, story structure, characterization, and more.

Diversity in Cinema Academy's script library is a curated list of screenplays and teleplays that exemplifies the storytelling of diverse character-driven stories. It also showcases the stories of different cultures from the perspectives of BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ members.


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If you're seeking a clearer understanding about the role of a screenwriter, I invite you to accompany me on YouTube. I share eight essential tasks the screenwriter must complete and deliver to the production company.

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Of course, I use quite a number of other resources and love them as well, but I wanted to keep this list concise.

If I had to pick two resources I couldn't live without, it would be these two tools.

Tool #2 - Celtx

Aside from the tools above, I also use many other resources to help me achieve a finished screenplay. Some of them are FREE and some are paid.

You can checkout some of the other resources that I love using on Diversity in Cinema Academy's resources page. You can view all of the resources for Filmmakers, Content Creators and Screenwriters from the links provided.

From filmmaking tools, to content creation tools, to screenwriting tools... they all can be found in the tools section of Diversity in Cinema Academy's website. I highly recommend that you check out our tools store! :)

If you like it, please help me to share the resources link with a friend. I would really appreciate it!

Okay, that's all for now. I hope that you have found the information I provided helpful!

Enough information, let’s get you moving!



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