HELP! How do I make a new choice in a branch?


#1

I am a new writer and I am making my second episode.
I have made a choice about how to start a conversation, and I want to put a second choice in the already made branch. How do I write a choice in another choice?
Please help!
-S


#2

@Dara.Amarie has a thread if you need help or (hopefully) she’ll answer on here.


#3

Btw this should be in the Directing Tips & Helps section!


#4

Just think of it as just a regular choice, but put it inside a choice option.

CHARACTER
Dialogue.

choice
“Option 1” {

CHARACTER
Dialogue.

choice
"One" {

} “Two” {

} “Three” {

}

} “Option 2” {

} “Option 3” {

}


#5

Thank you for helping me, but I am still having some problems.
It has a warning saying that my second option for my first choice is ‘unexpected garbage.’
(Unexpected garbage, the text on this line doesn’t follow our formatting.)
Should I copy and paste the format so you can see?


#6

Thank you!


#7

Can you post a screen shot of your script?


#8

It’s a bit too long to screenshot but I can send you multiple screenshots if you prefer.

@transition fade in black
EXT. HIGH SCHOOL EXTERIOR - DAY

    GEORGE
Uhh, you asked me to meet you here?

    HEATHER
Hello everyone.

    HEATHER
You're probably wondering why I asked you all to come.

    IVORY
You've assembled all the freaks.

    HEATHER
Well...

choice
“You’re not freaks.” {

    HEATHER
Don't put yourself down like that. None of you are freaks.

    EVANGELINE
Nice try, but we aren't kids.

    EVANGELINE
If we were popular, we wouldn't be talking to you.

    HEATHER
Umm...

choice
“Get angry” {
HEATHER
Well you are. You’re here talking to me in your weird goth clothes.
HEATHER
And whether you like it or not, none of you are normal.

    KURK
How about you quit insulting us and you get to the point.

    FELIX
Yeah.

"Laugh it off" {
    HEATHER
Haha, I guess you're right.
    FELIX
Look, I'm missing a coding club meeting to be here.

    KURK
Yeah, me too.

    FELIX
So just get to the point.

}
“You’re definitley not normal.” .{

    HEATHER
Yeah, you're definitley not normal.
    KURK
Hey!

    EVANGELINE
You're not exactly cheer squad captain yourself.

    HEATHER
Hey!

choice “Insult her back” {
HEATHER
At least I don’t look like I just came from a funeral.

    KURK
How about you quit insulting us and get to the point.

    FELIX
Yeah.

}
“Laugh it off.” {
HEATHER
Haha, yeah. I guess you’re right.
FELIX
Can you just get to the point?
}


#9

Before you insert your choices you need to put

choice “Option one” {

}
“Option two {

}


#10

Can you post a screenshot of just where the error is occuring?


#11

50%20pm

(I am aware of the typo)


#12

It looks like you have a period right before that starting bracket. Delete that out.


#13

This is what happened:
36%20pm


#14

And this area is no longer a branch.
25%20pm


#15

You didn’t add an ending bracket before that, which ends the “Get angry” choice option.

} “You’re definitely not normal.” {


#16

20%20pm
Ending branch was added,


#17

44%20pm
This happened


#18

Where is that error?


#19

The choice under Get Angry
55%20pm


#20

Remove the word choice

It should look like this:

} 
“Laugh it off” {