WRITING GREAT DIALOGUE: (Part 4: The 5 Basic Dialogue Musts)
by Dov S-S Simens on July 17, 2015
THE 5 DIALOGUE MUSTS ARE:
(ONE) SUPPORT THE ACTION… DON’T TRY TO CARRY IT (for details, read article)
(TWO) LOOK AT PAGE SHAPE… LOTS OF T’s (for details, read article)
(THREE) THREE LINES OR LESS (for details, read article)
(FOUR) HIDE EXPOSITION (for details, read article)
(FIVE) DELETE ALL TELEGRAPHING (for details, read article)
I love great articles, that dispense true information, that are easy to read… and understand. This is one of them…
Great dialogue Supports, doesn’t carry.
Great dialogue has solid page shape.
Great dialogue is Concise.
Great dialogue doesn’t need setup and explanations.
Great dialogue has a purpose… and it is the story.
Read, Enjoy, Learn, Adapt & Use.
Dov S-S Simens / Dean / Hollywood Film Institute
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