Tag Archives: Writing Process

The Scale of Realism in Dialogue

I have a theory: that you can chart the level of realism in scripted dialogue on a simple scale. None of this is implied to be judgmental: any level of dialogue realism has its uses, and dialogue at every level has been employed in great writing.  The level of realism a writer chooses for their dialogue is just […]

Writers: You Are the Theme

In college, I wrote several plays that were all supposed to be Very Important.  The idea was to use a story and characters as metaphors in order to advance my Theme and thus Improve the World.  Perhaps the theme was “Republicans and Democrats should stop yelling and communicate civilly” or “letting little homophobic comments slide leads to […]