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By Ron Suppa. As promised in the first part of this article, here are a dozen basic strategies for creating good screen dialogue: Characters don’t talk to each other, they argue. No pleasant chitchat, please, and don’t have yo...

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By Ron Suppa. Forgive the cliché, but a picture is worth a thousand words. Unlike stage plays, movies don’t have to rely on words to tell the story. In fact, the first movies were silent. If today’s action blockbusters are any ind...

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By Ron Suppa. Real Screenwriting: Strategies and Stories from the Trenches, by Ron Suppa When I published the following strategies in my book, Real Screenwriting: Strategies and Stories from the Trenches, I received a ton of email...