Post by Jason T. Davis on Mar 27, 2012 11:31:38 GMT -6
I'm the kind of writer that doesn't like writing teasers. I don't feel they're needed, and I've been thinking about removing them from my personal writing structure in the future. How do you all feel about teasers? Do you think they are something that needs to be in a script?
I don't mind teasers. I like them in my tv shows and having them in VS is useful because it could be used as a promo for an upcoming episode or what not. Now writing teasers sucks! LOL. You have 5 pages to set up the entire episode. They better count towards something. I think the same goes with Acts. I've never been one to go by the Act rule. Lately though I have been finding it helpful.
I firmly believe in the teaser being important because it is the HOOK! A good teaser can draw a person into a story and a bad one can throw you off. I always try to make my teaser excellent with a joke or a mystery something that will keep the reader guessing and continue on with the story.
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Post by Verbal Vegetable on Mar 27, 2012 13:00:38 GMT -6
I agree with you Jason. Sometimes people set up this really awesome teaser, and then you read the rest of it and you are like...... What the heck happened? I have that issue with a lot of people. Sometimes they work TOO hard on making the teaser, hook the reader and then fail with with rest of the story. So for me, I go back and forth on teasers. I think they can make AND break a good script, even a good teaser.
I find the teasers pretty easy to write and I enjoy having them in my scripts then. Then again, being a crime show makes writing my teasers easy because it's all about setting up the Demon/crime for the episode
Post by Chris Davis on Mar 27, 2012 20:09:10 GMT -6
I think they can be useful in certain kinds of shows. Like MJ said, crime dramas use teasers to set up a murder/crime. They tend to work very well with procedural shows, but it's not the case with every series. I say, if you feel like your teaser doesn't add anything to the episode overall, it's not necessary to have it.
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