Former Hollywood Script Reader Reveals Secrets to Writing Dialogue That Doesn’t Suck
Former script reader shows newbie screenwriters how to write a script that catches the attention of producers, agents and managers in new eBook.
Michael Rogan, author of the eBook “How to Write a Script With Dialogue That Doesn’t Suck” has a dirty secret he wants to share with screenwriters.
All that eloquent prose and elegant description you’ve spent hours working on: nobody in the business actually reads it.
“Most development executives I’ve met just ‘skim’ over scene description,” said Rogan. “And when I say ‘skim’ I’m being generous. If you want to really attract managers and producers you gotta nail your dialogue.”
According to Rogan, “nailing your dialogue” means “giving actors awesome things to say and helps them look good.”
And helping actors look good isn’t about giving them jokes or witty saying. It’s about giving them dilemmas “Dilemmas are actable,” said Rogan. “Jokes are not.”
And, contrary to the teachings of many screenwriting gurus, Rogan believes writing great dialogue is not a rarified skill some lucky few are born with.
“Can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard that old chestnut ‘You can either write dialogue, or you can’t,” said Rogan. “Total bull#$%! If you can talk, you can absolutely write great dialogue.”
From hanging out at your local food court to learning how kill the grammar nazi in your head, Rogan shares some unique and unorthodox strategies in “How to Write a Script With Dialogue That Doesn’t Suck” to help writers of all levels write motivated and interesting dialogue that doesn’t suck.
And doing that can get your script read. And getting your script read can change your life.
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