Writing self description resume

I’m always being told I “under-write.” Or, at least by readers and contest-running types. I feel like there’s a very real disconnect between what many people- readers and other wannabe screenwriters (not that the two are mutually exclusive) look for in a screenplay and what producers look for. Most “Writers” don’t value efficiency- and this isn’t just true of screenwriters- one need look no further than your average liberal arts college- or at the masturbatory silliness that tends to win “best screenplay” Oscar every year- to see that.

Actable actions are important elements in many fiction and nonfiction scenes that include dialogue. In some cases, actions, along with environmental clues, are even more important to character development than the words the characters speak. Writers of effective dialogue include pauses, voice inflections, repetitions, gestures, and other details to suggest the psychological and emotional subtext of a scene. Journalists and other nonfiction writers do the same. Let’s say you’ve just interviewed your cousin about his military service during the Vietnam War. You have a transcript of the interview, based on audio or video recordings, but you also took notes about what else was going on in that room. As you write, include nonverbal clues as well as your cousin’s actual words. When you asked him about his tour of duty, did he look out the window, light another cigarette, and change the subject? Was it a stormy afternoon? What song was playing on the radio? If his ancient dog was asleep on your cousin’s lap, did he stroke the dog as he spoke? When the phone rang, did your cousin ignore it or jump up to answer it, looking relieved for the interruption? Including details such as these will deepen your character description.

Writing self description resume

writing self description resume

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