I’m traveling to the Iceland Writers Retreat this week so this will be short but to the point.
Dialogue is so important in showing us who the character is. This is true for all writing. Screenplays and teleplays and stage plays rely so heavily on the way characters speak and what they say that it’s even more important to nail it.
This doesn’t mean being overly clever, it means being UNIQUE.
One example that I LOVE is the show, the GILMORE GIRLS. They have a very unique way of speaking. It’s very specific and so much that other characters in the show comment on the way that Rory and Lorelai speak. Watch it. You’ll love it, or hate it, either way, you will see what I mean.
Other shows that have GREAT & UNIQUE DIALOGUE ARE:
THE BIG BANG THEORY (especially Sheldon)
Homework this week is to watch tons of TV and write down the names of shows that you love or hate because of the way they speak. Why do you feel that way?