This is just the amazing importance of a first scene.

Your first scene will help you write the second scene, and the second scene will help you write the third one; this will be so if you really want it to be like that. Just pick up your pen and start writing. Don't be afraid. Don't procrastinate. You can do it!

The only thing that drives a scene into the next scene is the quest by the reader of your screenplay to discover how the activities and conflicts that started in the first scene will continue or end in the next scene. It is like an "anticipation gradient" where there is a flow of anticipation from the less concentration of anxiety to a high concentration of anxiety; and then down again until his anxiety diminishes. A pictorial representation of this will show a positive slope.
The anxiety will start from the left side of the slope, and then rises to the peak. After this peak, it starts going down to the other side of the slope.
The left side of the slope represents the first scene and the other side represents the last scene. Just before the last scene the reader's anxiety would have started dropping as he would have gotten some satisfaction from the proceedings of the screenplay. At the last scene, he is now satisfied. He has understood the story and everything from the screenplay.
His mind was hanging. He was held in suspense too. Now he is back to normalcy.

If you start writing your first scene now, bet me it will be hard for you to stop at that first scene. You will be moved to complete what you started in it in the second scene. And bet me again, you cannot complete it on the second scene; you still need the third scene. From the third scene you will see yourself moving into the fourth, fifth, sixth and the seventh. At the seventh, you will still find out you have not yet completed what you started in the first scene. You will also find out that in the course of writing the sixth and seventh scenes you have initiated other conflicts that need to be analyzed and completed too. All these will pop up and to an extent; you have a lot of issues to clarify. You will have a lot of uncompleted story proceedings, conflicts and activities to complete.
As you keep on writing, you will again find out you may need to introduce more characters to help you bring the proceedings to a converging point. You will be battling to bring the story to an end.
At this very point, you may have even exceeded the average number of scenes needed in a screenplay for a feature film. It will be like a magic to you. But it's real!

Have you wondered why some movies do not have a point end? It's simply because the script writer was a victim of this above process. He may have battled with getting the story proceedings to a point end, but it was not just possible. He had to leave it like that.
This is how a first scene can help you create more scenes. If you shed off your reluctance to writing a screenplay, courageously pick up your writing materials and start writing from the very first scene, you will be pushed to write more and more scenes.

An advice here; in order to allow your first scene to really help you write more scenes, as you write, you should just assume to be the reader of your own script.
As I informed you earlier, a reader is always eager and anxious to find out what happens next. So as you assume to be the reader, you will also be anxious to know what happens next. The anxiety will now help you to write more.

Start writing today. Start from the very first scene; it will help you.

Written by: Winston 'Winny Greazy' Oge 
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