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SEQUENCING STRUCTURES

LONG FORMAT:
ACT I
Sequence 1: Pg. 15
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)
Sequence 2: Pg. 30
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)

ACT II
Sequence 3: Pg. 45
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)

Sequence 4: Pg. 60
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)

Sequence 5: Pg. 75
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)
Sequence 6: Pg. 90
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)

ACT III
Sequence 7: Pg. 105
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)
Sequence 8: Pg. 120
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)

SHORT FORMAT:
ACT I
Sequence 1: Pg. 12

Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)

Sequence 2: Pg. 24
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)

ACT II
Sequence 3: Pg. 36
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)
Sequence 4: Pg. 48
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)
Sequence 5: Pg. 60
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)

Sequence 6: Pg. 72
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)

ACT III
Sequence 7: Pg. 84
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)
Sequence 8: Pg. 96
Goal:
Setup:
Conflict:
Resolution (+/-)

Essentially, you want to look at your script as eight 1215 page sequences.
Each sequence should have a mini-goal for the protagonist (some more defined
than others) and a beginning, middle and end just like your script does. That way,
you end up with a sequenced script that builds on itself and creates those
wonderful "peaks and valleys" that create tension/release, tension/release all
throughout your story.
Each sequence has a goalwhat is or isnt accomplished at the end of itand a
first, second and third act just like your script. The first act of the sequence is the
setup (2 or 3 pages), then the main body is the conflict (59 pages) and then the
resolution (13 pages). Each sequence has to do with the greater goal of your

story, each one building on the last and raising the stakes and conflict until the
story and conflict is eventually resolved at the end of the script.
The best feature of sequencing is that it makes your script digestible. Especially
the second act. When you go in to outline your script, instead of having 120
pages of scary infinity, you have 8 clear sequences you need to design and
create that fill out this larger structure.