Saturday, July 27, 2013

Scripwriters, Please Note

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.