Many people say that at the heart of dramatic writing is conflict. After determining the main character, determine the obstacles he will face, and how he will overcome them (if he can overcome them). Remember, every challenge must always be more difficult than the previous one. For example, you want to see your main character kill a sneaky enemy and then your main character is confused about finding his way to a house. You want your main character to find a path – an obstacle that he manages to overcome and then kills his enemy (this may be the climax of the story, depending on your character’s goals). However, you must adjust the obstacles in the drama with the audience. That’s why, if you need a script that is suitable for old people, you can try plays for senior care homes.
As you create obstacles in the story, you will develop your characters, both the main character and the supporting characters. Think about what the supporting characters want – they need to be purposeful too. Think about how these characters could become obstacles to one another. Also think about how the characters in your favourite dramas unfold when they resolve conflicts, how they interact with other characters, and how other characters portray them. Use the same techniques to work on the characters in your drama.
Then, as you develop the story and character of your script, think about the setting as well. Usually, one-act dramas have a simple setting, so the audience needs to use their imagination. There are also one-act dramas that have a complicated setting. However, keep in mind that if you are a budding screenwriter trying to get your work into production, a complicated setting can usually be overwhelming for you – but of course, give your best to your drama. The background is important. “The Wizard of Oz” needs “Oz”. You can also create a cafe or living room set that doesn’t have any effect on your character. Pay attention to the setting of your favourite script – how it works with your work, how important it is, and how the playwright describes it.