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Building Act One: Plot, Character, & Narrative Devices

At a Glance

  • Learn to write a solid first act that will ensure that you never get lost in Act II
  • Enhance your entire script by ensuring that your first act sets the stage for a complelling act II & III
  • Get the keys to developing plot and characters side by side and maximize your tension

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

It is essential that the first act of your screenplay provides a strong foundation for the remainder of your script. A truly effective first act plants so many seeds that will blossom as the later acts unfold. Script analyst, Charles Borg, explain all elements necessary to a great first act.

This tutorial emphasizes the importance of creating your characters and your plot side by side and why treating them as separate entities will unravel your script later on. Work on the pacing and maximize your tension to ensure that your first act lays the ground for a compelling screenplay.

Charles Borg has an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University. He currently works with APA and is a script consultant for The Writers Store. His expertise in story development will help you to create a solid foundation for your screenplay.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Break down the major plot points in Act 1
  • Ensure that your protagonist is well developed
  • Choose the correct pacing for your script to have maximum impact
  • Turn up the tension to make your script a page turner

Product Details

  • Date available: 06/20/2014
  • Publication date: 06/20/2014
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

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