How Screenwriters and Novelists Can Create a Captivating Beginning

There is one big difference author, instructor, director, and screenwriter John Henry Davis has noticed between the beginnings of movies and television shows. Traditionally, episodic content will start with a dramatic event that leads viewers into the story. Films may do this, but more often you’ll see a movie (and novels) begin in the ordinary world and establish the status quo of the protagonist. Then, something will happen to change that normal life – the stakes are high, an antagonist emerges...
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