Bill Mesce, Jr. on Myth #4 The First Ten Pages

Bill Mesce, Jr. on Myth #4 The First Ten Pages

Posted by Gracelyn Weaver in Alumni Profiles, publications, Worth Reading

MFA alum Bill Mesce, Jr. writes on MYTH #4: The First Ten Pages. He contemplates Raising Arizona, Lethal Weapon, The Hangover, and more.

Bill writes:

The 1st Ten Pages rule is a true, real fact, as much as death and taxes. And about as pleasant. Here’s how real I believe that rule is: I’ll put money down on the table right now that says a lot of script readers won’t even give you that much breathing space; you’re lucky if they give you the ten.


…read more at Shore Scripts.


Looking for Myth #1, #2, & #3? Search no more:

1.) The Myth Of The Screenwriting Guru

2.) The Myth Of The Three-Act Structure

3.) Every Scene Should Move The Plot Forward

Bill Mesce, Jr. is an author, screenwriter and playwright living in New Jersey. He graduated from the FDU MFA program this past August.

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