Screenwriters can learn story and structure, but the ability to create real, tangible characters is more elusive -- and ultimately more important.
Once you get past the process of hooking an agent with your pitch and query, the next major test is hooking an agent with the manuscript itself. Creating an excellent story requires voice, great characters, a command of the language... Read Post
On my screenwriting Q & A group call the other day someone asked about how to reveal character through dialogue. My advice is to answer this question: "What, in addition to the content of the dialogue, does the speaker wish... Read Post