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Turning Your Script Into A Page Turner 

These days, the only way to get a producer -- who never has enough time--to actually read your script beyond the first few pages is to make sure your script is a page turner.

Every page -- not just some -- has to engross and practically compel your reader to turn the page all the way to your "FADE OUT".

That's exactly what I do: show you how to turn your script into a page turner. 


This is DEVELOPMENT FOR REWRITE to put your script in the best position for the quickest sale.

What many screenwriters don't know: Your first 10 pages are crucial because, by page 10, the reader has decided to read or stop reading your script.

Turn Your First 10 Pages Into A Page Turner

 Extensive Page by Page Notes To Show You How

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This is a site where you, the screenwriter, can find professional assistance and screenwriting help for your screenplay by an experienced and supportive script consultant, story analyst, script advisor and screenwriter.

IMPORTANT: Unless you're a cousin of Spielberg or have some other connection to a producer, you'll most likely going to need a page turner script to make your first sale, a script that has a producer saying, "I've got to have this."

The 3 steps that can take you there:

Step One: Have a great logline. An original, compelling sentence or two that absolutely compels a producer to ask for the next step, which is often...

Step Two: Have a great one-page synopsis. One written so superbly and so engagingly that a producer will ask for your script. (Many producers will not spend over an hour reading a script unless they know and like your storyline first. Ergo: the necessity for an engaging synopsis.

Step Three: Have a page-turner script (and I mean every page. You normally have one shot to wow a producer to the point that even before he's finished reading it, he/she's already thinking casting and who the director is going to be when they shoot your script.

*I was a story analyst and I know that a producer's reader and/or the producer is looking for the first story problem, the first place where a script loses its dramatic/comedic tension, where interest is lost, so they can say "pass!" 

You don't want that to happen. And to make sure that it doesn't, it means you will need to continually (a key word) engage the reader through the entire script -- which means every page must prompt him/her to want to read the next one and so on until your last page and "FADE OUT".

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Mondays are a good time to check for one of my new blogs to help you, the screenwriter, reach that goal: making your script a page turner. (And also to help you not take this screenwriting business too seriously.)  

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