Live Reads Benefit Screenwriters

Live Reads Benefit Screenwriters

It’s not a pivotal scene. Just a bit of comic relief in an otherwise appropriately grim zombie movie set in the Middle Ages. “AAAAaaahhh. You wound me,” a knight says after being struck with a boy’s wooden sword. “Mortally so. I’ve been bested by moppets.” The actor...
Tips For Writing Period Dialogue

Tips For Writing Period Dialogue

What people say, and how they say it, tells us a lot. Vocabulary, syntax, cadence, rhythm. They’re all clues about education, class, income and where someone grew up. Action is character, as Aristotle once said (or was it William Goldman?), but dialogue also reveals...