Adding Emotional Depth Via a Subplot

Article by David Freeman “Beyond Structure” skips all theory and instead offers specific and proven techniques a writer can immediately use to increase the artistry in his or her dialogue, characters, scenes, and plots. This article exemplifies this approach. One way to add that mysterious quality of emotional layers or “depth” to a plot is…

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Fixing “Alexander”

Article by David Freeman “Beyond Structure” skips all theory and instead offers specific and proven techniques a writer can immediately use to increase the artistry in his or her dialogue, characters, scenes, and plots. This article exemplifies this approach. Even if you haven’t seen the movie “Alexander,” you’ll still be able to easily follow this…

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Writing Emotionally Layered Dialogue

Article by David Freeman “Beyond Structure” skips all theory and instead offers specific and proven techniques a writer can immediately use to increase the artistry in his or her dialogue, characters, scenes, and plots. This article exemplifies this approach.   Daniel (Michael Pena) talks to his daughter in “Crash,” who’s afraid of being killed by…

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The Secret Artistry of “Crash”

Article by David Freeman “Beyond Structure” skips all theory and instead offers specific and proven techniques a writer can immediately use to increase the artistry in his or her dialogue, characters, scenes, and plots. This article exemplifies this approach. (“Crash”: script by Paul Haggis & Robert Moresco) The writing techniques that create the most powrerful…

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