When Readers Don’t Know What Your Characters Are Talking About

A good story will always be a balance between providing readers necessary information—and keeping them curious by not giving them all the info. Nowhere is this more true than in dialogue. by K.M. Weiland Make no mistake. This is a tough wire on which to balance. Give readers too much juice, and they’ll not only … Read more

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[Video]: Words Are Not Writing

Screenwriting guru Robert McKee looks at the essence of screenplay writing: if the dialogue, the big print, and the actions are all modified in pre-production, then what is the writer actually contributing to a film? McKee looks at the nature of turning a script into a film, and concludes that the single most important thing … Read more

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