Scriptease

I'm going to do something against my better judgment for all of my loyal readers out there. I'm going to give you a firsthand look at the opening scene of my newest feature length screenplay. What? You don't think it's a good idea to put all of my business on display like that? It'd definitely spoil the first minute or so of the film for anyone who'd see it, and boy, does the action get going fast.

If you've been paying attention to the blog for a while, you'll notice that some of the topics of my other posts come into play with this. First of all, I said last week that the ideas we keep to ourselves have the potential to be our dumbest ones. My money's about to be where my mouth is.

Secondly, this'll also tie into the post I wrote about writing myself as a character. That's going to seem terribly morbid once you've read the pages, but don't worry. It's drama. A hyper-exaggerated version of myself. There's nothing to be concerned about (I included that part for my mom, since she pretty much corners the market on worrying for me).

Before we get there, have I mentioned the concept? Indy Film tells the story of two small-town guys who, absolutely bored of their day jobs, decide to make a feature length film in their Indiana backyards. I'll let you decide where the tie-ins to real life reside.

But all of this is just foreplay to what I hope you're here for - the opening scene. They say you should do something to hook your reader by page five. I think I've done it on the first page, but you can feel free to tell me I'm wrong.

Download the pages here and be sure to tell me what you think. That's what that little comment box is for, after all.