I just have a few questions on screenwriting which would help me tremendously if someone were able to answer them. I am extremely new to screenwriting but have already acquired the services of Final Draft 8 (I hope this was a good software choice). My first question is, how do I start off? Do you just launch into writing the screenplay or are you supposed to write a general outline of the story first? I think it would be easier for me if I wrote some sort of outline first so that I knew where the story is heading. Or is this not the correct procedure? I am sure I will think of some more questions, however that is it for the moment.