Came across this very good checklist for screenwriters at Danny Santos' blog. Here's the first of eight sections. All good. The only problem is you have to have some sense of what the answers SHOULD be. Check out the whole list at his blog, HERE.
- Does the script make yourself ask “what comes next”, is it a page turner?
- Are the stakes realistic for the setting?
- Is the journey compelling?
- Does the protag make a decision that leads to an action?
THE 4M'S OF THE MORAL PREMISE
Danny has also condensed the essence of the moral premise to four words. I like this. You can read the full post (it's short) HERE:
It takes 4 “M’s” to work out the moral premise, they are Morality, Malignance, Maturation and Misfortune. The first two are the choices the protagonist has to choose between [that] ... lead to the other 2 “M’s”, Maturation and Misfortune, these are the effects of the choice.But he doesn't mention the book or my site. : (>