Castle in the Sky (1986Writersroom - Send a ScriptDrachenzähmen leicht gemacht (2010)À bord du Darjeeling Limited (2007Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004Kiki's Delivery Service (1989Top 10 Screenwriting Tips Introduction to Screenwriting How to become a screenwriterOver the last quarter century I’ve stumbled and lurched my way to some understanding of the screenwriter’s craft. As our AFTRS Graduate Certificate of Screenwriting students begin their journey, I thought I’d share the 10 things I wish I’d know when I started out. 1. If you’re making films to be viewed by the cinema-going public, it would seem pretty obvious that you should seek to understand why people go the movies, wouldn’t it? “What people are seeking is the feeling of being alive. They want to be moved, guys. Learn more about why people go to the movies 2. Most writers starting out think story is plot and when you ask them to tell you about their film they’ll go, “Well, this happens, and that happens, and then this other things happens, and oh, and I forgot to tell you, there’s this three-legged dog who can talk … “ However, once you understand that people want to be moved, you should realise that the main game in story is not plot. 3. McKee is treated like a screenwriting God. 4.