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Screenwriting 101: The Antagonist

We love villains. Before superhero movies were all about the good guys attacking each other, the primary concern was always which iconic bad guy would be stirring up trouble. That Joker card at the end of Batman Begins got thunderclaps of audience applause. The kids at my high school were jumping up and down to […]

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7 Tips for Writing Great Dialogue

“I hate the dialogue! People don’t talk like that!” I’ve heard this complaint leveled against everyone from Aaron Sorkin to Diablo Cody to Quentin Tarantino. What some see as clever dialogue, others view as a screenwriter working hard to prove their intelligence. So what’s the answer? Should you faithfully replicate how a person actually speaks? […]