Join Mark Tapio Kines for an in-depth discussion in this video The end comes first: Your story's event, part of Screenwriting Fundamentals.
You have probably heard that every good story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. …But when you're plotting out a dramatic narrative, you don't start with the beginning, you start with the end. …This is because the end is what we call the event of your story, it's the moment that …everything else leads up to, this is why you need to know what it is up front. …I realized that when you're excited about your screenplay, your impulse is to start …typing it out from page 1, but this stream of consciousness method will get you into trouble. …If you don't know where your story is going, it will meander, and you'll get bored and …frustrated, and you might even abandon it. We don't want that to happen. …So, by deciding on an ending first, even if it is only a temporary one, you give yourself …a target to aim your story at. …Think of your event this way; I'm sure you have read news articles about incredible coincidences. …For example, let's say that twins who were separated at birth wind up bumping into each …
AuthorMark Tapio Kines
- Finding the drama in your story idea
- Structuring your story into three acts
- Defining your protagonist's short-term and long-term goals
- Creating obstacles for your characters
- Understanding the importance of suspense
- Timing your plot twists
- Formatting your script
- Registering for a copyright
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. You've Got an Idea, Now What?
2. Laying the Foundations for Your Story
3. Act One: The Buildup
4. Act Two: The Adventure
5. Act Three: The Resolution
How should act three open?2m 57s
6. Screenplay Fundamentals
7. Clearing the Legal Hurdles
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