SPP218 Writing Good Dialogue, Fight Scenes, and Arguments
- Something cool: Sean is excited about the website; Dave is excited about designing dark, disturbing t-shirts, and Preacher; Johnny loves Outlaw protein bars and roasted edamame.
- Johnny shares a very good piece of advice from Stephen King on writing dialogue: tell the truth.
- Sean shares his thoughts on arguments between loved ones, and how to seed the story to make them explosive and visceral.
- Dave and Johnny explain how to handle dialogue tags when there are a lot of interruptions.
- Johnny explains why the argument shouldn’t be nice and neat, and how the heart of the argument can be expressed through small things, like washing dishes.
- Sean talks about ‘the monologue,’ and other common indie mistakes in dialogue.
- Johnny explains how arguments aren’t always about what IS said, but what ISN’T.
- What makes a great argument? When both parties are right, and Sean explains.
- Dave talks about common mistakes in fight scenes, like hyper-awareness.
- Sean explains why sex scenes are light fight scenes.
- The guys discuss exactly how much you should tell your reader, and how much they should infer on their own.
- Dave talks about space and time considerations within an environment.
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