Do you struggle with screenplay structure? Especially sustaining momentum in that long second act?
When learning how to write a script, writers are overwhelmingly taught that screenplay structure is all about three acts. The problem with this three act formula, however, is that it often leads to writers running out of steam in act two as they try to fill it with “conflict.” This means act two becomes a series of disconnected events that aren’t really connected and seem to exist just for the sake of “things happening.”
This happens when screenwriters focus too much on traditional three act structure and ignore the building blocks underneath each act—sequences.