Category Archives: How to work on Dialog

It worked! — a better scene from reading each character’s dialog

So, maybe you remember that I’ve been posting about a dialogue-editing technique I learned about at the Dramatists Guild conference back in August. I read through my play “How to Kill a Cactus,” and read only one character’s lines. Even … Continue reading

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Reading one character’s lines — it works!!!

Do you remember that I posted, a while back, some great tips for working on dialogue that I learned at the Dramatists Guild conference in August? Here’s the link, if you want to refresh your memory: Problems with dialogue in … Continue reading

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Problems with dialogue in your plays, and how to fix them, part 2

Here are some more of the great things I learned about how to fix problems with dialogue in your plays at the “Dialog Isn’t Talking” session at the Dramatists Guild conference. There’s no subtext, or the characters spend too much time … Continue reading

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Problems with dialogue in your plays, and how to fix them, part 1

I went to the Dramatists Guild conference in August, and I went to some truly amazing sessions. One of them was “Dialog Isn’t Talking.” I’m going to post some of the great things I learned about how to fix problems … Continue reading

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