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Once you've decided to begin writing a screenplay, actually sitting down to a blank computer screen can be quite daunting. Breaking a story down into three acts has been a key to success for many screenwriters, particularly when beginning the process and also when editing. Structural problems are common for screenwriters of all levels, and a strong understanding of how and why three act structure works is enormously valuable. Take a look at TabStart's exploration of three act structure in screenplays.

What is Three Act Structure?

Examples of Three Act Structure

Books on Three Act Structure

Opponents of the Three Act Structure