Seen on Tumblralong with associated discussion: Nobody is the villain of their own life story. Everybody thinks of themselves as an honest guy or gal just trying to get by, constantly under assault by circumstances and The System and hundreds and hundreds of assholes. They really believe it.
International prices may vary. How to Write a Script Outline: You can create the most interesting character in the world, but without an equally interesting plot, the audience will not want to spend minutes with that person.
But would they want to spend an hour and a half of their lives watching him swill alcohol, do drugs, and oogle women? With rare exception, all movies have the SAME structure.
Yes, you heard me correctly. No matter the story or its genre, each one has 8 plot points that you have to hit. I strongly recommend that before you write one word of your screenplay, you spend time reflecting on these 8 major plot points.
They will form the backbone of your script outline. So without further ado, here they are: Your Script Outline — Plot Point 1: Ideally, the first image is a visual representation of your entire story.
Your closing image is your last contact with your audience, so make it strong. I must give credit where credit is due: Your Script Outline — Plot Point 2: For an article on how to use the inciting incident to fix sluggish pacing, read this.
Your Script Outline — Plot Point 3: First-Act Break The first-act break marks the end of your setup i. Audiences know about your main character, his goal, and the obstacles he faces.
In a lot of movie plots, the main character has to go on a journey in order to achieve his goal. Because of this, oftentimes, the first-act break involves a change in geographical location. Amateur screenplays are notorious for elaborate first acts that are simply too long.
Although there are no hard-and-fast rules, this break usually occurs between pages in your screenplay. Your Script Outline — Plot Point 4: Midpoint The midpoint, as its name implies, occurs a at the middle of your screenplay, as a whole and b at the middle of Act Two, in specific.
It changes the entire direction of your story. But at the midpoint, something happens that changes their fortunes for the better. For the first time, success seems like a possibility. In a romance, comedy, or drama where people of different personalities are thrown together, the midpoint marks the moment where they stop seeing each other as enemies, usually by accomplishing a minor, but important, goal together.
To learn about a special midpoint trick, read this. To really master the midpoint and say good-bye to sagging middles check this out. Your Script Outline — Plot Point 5:Blind and bullied: She lost her sight and then things got worse After losing her vision, Molly Burke found herself in an even darker place.
Now she’s giving hope to anyone who’s ever felt. Writing a script outline is easy once you know the 8 plot points in every story. Learn more about them before writing your next script outline. Anyone who has been bullied will relate to Tensie's story – fear of the bus ride to school, the lunch room tension, the desperate relief of the days when they simply leave you alone.
Behind closed doors is a different story. You might think I’m writing about a memory of something that happened at high school, but it’s not. and if you or someone you love is being bullied I will leave a bunch of links below so that you can get help too.
I have been bullied most of my life.
People are horribly wretched human beings. Real Teens Speak Out. Stories from teens like you. You can contribute a story, too! Share Your Story So she apologized and I forgave her shallowly because you can never really forgive someone who does that to you.
Every time I look at her this is all I see and that is the story. Being bullied almost drove me to do things that i never. The scary story of Carmen Winstead is an urban legend about a year old girl who was pushed down a sewer opening by five girls she thought were her friends.
The chain letter claims that a boy named David Gregory died when he didn't pass it on. Carmen Winstead was 17 years old when her parents decided to move to.