Directing Through Punctuation, Part 3.

Backwards and forwards.  As we continue our exploration of how to use punctuation in the narrative description of a screenplay, don’t forget the example we’re looking using. It’s from the first page of Shane Black’s 2005 directorial debut, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: The girl starts to SCREAM. SHRIEKING.  Writhing in agony.  Tears streaming.  Harold stares … More Directing Through Punctuation, Part 3.

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Writing Dialogue

Don’t spoon-feed the audience. Don’t give your readers the answers, make them work for it.  Rather than your characters stating their reasons and conclusions, let your readers figure out the subtext on their own. Don’t pad the work. Avoid meaningless words. There’s no need for “throat clearers” like: “Well…,” “Um,” “Er;” or questions like “What?” … More 7 Mistakes To Avoid When Writing Dialogue