The first step in selling your story is preparing a treatment, the brief pitch of a story that sells the concept to a busy producer or agent. It includes such key elements as conflict, likable characters, plot twists, a climax, and visual drama. This is a sample treatment written for a producer who optioned the rights to a book. It is twelve pages long. A good treatment can vary from about 10 to 14 pages long. This sample treatment is an absolute must for anyone hoping to get a foot in the door of the exciting scriptwriting business.