Tricks of the trade
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Join Date: Dec 2007
11-26-2010, 02:12 AM
Trick number 2
When you write conversations...it is real easy to make 2 really amatuer errors
Error 1: have your characters speak and act with forward knowledge that they do not have. You as the
writer know where the story is going, they don't.
Error 2: Have your characters experience 'forced' or conveniant 'luck' all the time.
Having your characters get it right the first time, everytime. Having them figure out the bad
guy in the first minutes. If the main characters have pin pointed the real problem or
key point of the story early...your showing your hand too soon.
Write script from the point of view of the character , right there, right now. Even Spock got
it wrong the first time....often.