Without Dramatic Conflict Your Characters Are Boring

Most of the screenplays I read lack dramatic conflict. Characters just talk and say empty words. Nothing’s happening. Often, the reason for this is because we don’t push ourselves to find drama in the lives of our characters. by D.B. Gilles So maybe we look into our own lives for some dramatic conflict to inspire … Read more

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