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A friend has a 12-year-old son who is trying to write scripts. He's having trouble with formatting and needs software (compatible with Word) that's easy-to-use and beginner friendly. Anyone have any ideas? I haven't written scripts in decades, so I have nothing to suggest.

Any recommendations? Thanks.
#1 - September 03, 2013, 08:47 PM
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Thanks so much, Daniela. I passed the information on.
#3 - September 04, 2013, 10:48 AM
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https://www.celtx.com/index.html

It's free and it is awesome.
#4 - September 04, 2013, 12:06 PM
Top 50 finalist, The Launch Pad Manuscript Competition, https://www.tblaunchpad.com/contests/6

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I like Celtx also.
#5 - September 04, 2013, 12:21 PM
BUSY-EYED DAY (Beach Lane Books, 2018)
GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
VAMPIRINA AT THE BEACH (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
among others

Scrivener also has a screenwriting element/template that is wonderful.  http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php
#6 - September 04, 2013, 01:24 PM
"If you don't get it right the first time, just get it written." ~J. Thurber
http://thebrokentree.blogspot.com
http://gglightandshadow.blogspot.com

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Thanks so much Anne Marie, ghost girl, and H. Pinski--

I sent all your suggestions to my friend. It's so nice to have so many incredible BBers to answer questions like this.
#7 - September 05, 2013, 11:36 AM
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It's awesome hearing about a 12 year old who wants to write scripts!  :yeah
#8 - September 05, 2013, 01:16 PM
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I'd also recommend Save the Cat to him.
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Thanks, Pons.

Love that galaxy.
#10 - September 05, 2013, 04:39 PM
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