ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

screenwriting structure

Screenwriting structure is like a recipe - it gives you a formula for how to make a movie. A good screenplay usually has five parts:

1. Set up - this is the beginning of the story and introduces the characters, the setting, and the main problem of the story.

2. Rising Action - every story needs to have action and suspense! This is when the characters in the story go through struggles and challenges that make the story exciting.

3. Climax - this is the big moment when everything comes together and all of the main characters must make an important decision or face a major event.

4. Resolution - this is the end of the story when the main problem is solved and we find out how things end up.

5. Twist - the twist is the surprise at the end of the story. It could be something unexpected that changes the way we look at the story.