Saturday, July 27, 2013
Thanks to Frank Nugent, a pioneer script writer, for a few of these suggestions, which come naturally, when you've written a few dozen TV scripts.
To all would-be screenwriters: To any script, there's always a beginning, middle and an end. Here are some considerations:
1.Beginning: Make it physically move.
2. Middle:Upset the status quo. Create excitement.
Something goes wrong. Fix. it.
But you didn’t quite fix it. Fix it again.
OOPs! Still a problem.
3 End: This time you really fix it and....
As Nugent put it: Write a good last line.