How To Make The First Ten Pages Of Your Screenplay Great!

How To Make The First Ten Pages Of Your Screenplay Great!

Make your first 10 pages great!

Grabbing and holding your readers interest in such a short amount of time is a crucial skill to master.  Your screenplay depends on how well you establish characters we are meant to care about and the world they live in.  You have to introduce the central theme of the story, teach the rules and above all else, entertain.

Within the first 10 pages of a screenplay you have to make a promise to your reader.  “Stick with me and I promise you won’t be disappointed.”  Of course, there are screenplays with exceptional openings and fizzle in the end.  There’s nothing more frustrating than a broken promise.  That’s why it’s important to remember that writing 10 fantastic pages great merely hooks your readers in.  You still have to deliver 80-110 pages of cinematic genius worthy of a readers time. Every page matters.  Every word matters.

However, you have to gain the readers trust in order to convince them to give your 11th page a shot.

Below you’ll find a huge collection of articles to help make your first 10 pages great.  Read them all.  Then write!

Top Tips To Tantalize An Executive To Love The First Ten Pages Of A Screenplay | Script Magazine

The First 10 Pages: 5 Major Rules | The Script Lab

10 Questions For Your First 10 Pages | Bang 2 Write

What Do Executives Want In Your First 10 Pages | Script Magazine

The First Ten Pages Of A Screenplay | Flying Wrestler

Rate The First 10 Pages Of Your Script | Raindance

The Secret to a Great First 10 Pages | Script Shadow

Building The World Of Your Screenplay: The First Ten Pages | Script Magazine

Hooking Your Audience: The First Ten Pages | Script Angel

Do Readers Only Read The First 10 Pages? | Screen Craft

Your First Ten Pages Can’t Suck | The Bitter Script Reader

How 600 Seconds Can Kill Your Script Dead: The First 10 Pages | Bang 2 Write

The First Ten Pages | Ruth Atkinson

Why Your First 10 Pages Count | Gideon’s Screenwriting Tips

What Hollywood Script Readers Really Think About Your Screenplay | No Film School

Screenwriting Lesson: True Grit (The First 10 Pages) | Go Into The Story

Screenwriting Tips: 10 Beats To A Better Beginning | Movie Maker

10 Questions For Your First Ten Pages | The Black Board

The First 10 Pages: How To Hook The Audience | AWN

Make The First Ten Pages Of Your Script Rock | Dad With A Pen

The First 10 Pages | Danny Stack

Your First 10 Pages | Movie Outline

The First Act: Starting Strong | LA Screenwriter

Blake Snyder’s Take On The First 10 Pages | Script Readers Digest

The First Ten Pages Of A Script | Write So Fluid

The First 10 Pages Of Your Screenplay Rock! Now What? | The Athletic Nerd

Writing For The Screen: The First Ten Pages Are “The Only” Ten Pages | Show Watcher

RESOURCE | 1st10pages.com

COLLECTION | First 10 Pages Analysis | The Script Lab

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