Monday, October 29, 2007

The First Ten Pages

The writer repeats several times "I cannot stress enough how important the first ten pages of your screenplay are." The writer says the first ten pages decides whether your screenplay will be a huge success or a failure. The first ten pages must answer so many questions or begin answering them. They must grab your reader and make them want more or else the reader may lose interest and stop reading. The writer gives us a couple of tips for those critical first ten pages. They must tell us what the screenplay has to offer us. For example is it a love story or action. It needs to have a hook. A hook is something that seperates your story from the rest, it gives us a reason to keep reading. Whether it is a horror film or a love story the first ten pages must be well thought out and reviewed several times because they are the most critical.

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