It’s May first and as I look back on April, it was a productive and successful month on many levels. I wrote two first draft scripts; one using a scene by scene treatment; the other with a concept for a story with a beginning, middle, ending, inciting incident and nothing else. The end result was two scripts, both about a hundred pages; one no better or more organized than the other. They both took me approximately the same amount of time. The one without any outline had a betrayal theme. I found that as I began writing, foreshadowing, necessary plot points, turn around, obstacles, mid-point finale and other creative elements sprung up during the process. Typically, before I begin writing a screenplay, I will form my ideas into a brief outline or write a one to two page synopsis. While working using a treatment, I convinced myself this was the best method to use in crafting a script. After writing the second script in the opposite manner, I’m now convinced there is no best method; the only thing that matters is that you’re happy with the end result.