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Why You Should Pull a ‘Pulp Fiction’ and Start Your Script In the Middle

1 August 2019

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Why You Should Pull a ‘Pulp Fiction’ and Start Your Script In the Middle

Struggling to know how to start your story? Do what Christopher Nolan and Tarantino do: Start it in the middle.

We’re used to hearing that the beginning is usually a great place to start a story. Some movies like Memento begin at the end.

But there is another way… 

*FREEZE FRAME*

“Yep, that’s me. I bet you’re wondering how I got here.”

You’ve seen stories start that way, right? 

That’s called beginning in media res. We all know opening scenes are pretty important, but the same philosophy for them actually translates into how you write other scenes in your screenplay

Let’s dive into some in media res examples and talk about why when used correctly it can help propel your story forward.

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Photo credit: No Film School

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