Having just started my first screenplay (How many times do I have to mention this? Ha) I think I got a little confused as to what 'structure' actually meant. Well, more so what we are limited to when it comes to our writing. So I started getting a little annoyed because I thought we had to keep things short, sweet and only write what we see slash hear. Less like a novel, more like a description of what is happening. This makes sense, but what's annoying me is upon reading script after script after script, everybody writes differently. I've read scripts with barely any description through to scripts with excessive amounts of description. I've read we're not supposed to say things like 'We hear a gun shot' or 'We see a someone moving behind the bushes', yet I've read scripts that have done this. (All scripts I'm mentioning have been made into films.) We're told not to describe a scene TOO much because it'll piss off the director, but we have to ensure we describe it enough to allow the reader to seamlessly experience the story we're trying to tell. I feel like there is so much contradictory information given to us and so many 'rules' and 'restrictions' that I'm spending too much time worrying about whether I'm writing it properly rather than getting a good story onto paper. I want to write the way I want to write. And maybe that's the best thing to do at this point. /End rant.