My level of difficulty scale:
1 for a short story
10 for a 10-minute play
100 for a novel
1000 for a full three-act play
10000 for a feature film screenplay.
I’m back at the screenplay again, adding new scenes to Act I and watching the Pivot Point fall later and later. Yet the added scenes are more coherent, with more tension than the initial material.
I’ve decided to finish Act I and get comments from a reader to see what, if anything, can be omitted or condensed. Anyone know any books on how to condense a screenplay?