Creating Distinctive Character Voices

by Lizzie Finn
One of the most difficult skills for new screenwriters is creating multiple characters who each have a unique voice. Amateur screenwriters often write vague characters who all speak alike (i.e. speak like the writer). After years of practice, I’ve been told that I write strong characters with dialogue that crackles on the page. Here are some of my tips:

Captivated by Writing Spaces

Our Team Reveals Their Writing Spaces

What makes the ideal writing space? Some sort of platform to write on, a computer, pen or paper, inspirational quotes? We asked PWN team members to share their writing spaces and what key elements are helpful to their writing process.  

The Shape of Love

The Shape of Love: Writing Tips from Author Mimi Cross
Here comes Valentine’s Day, resplendent in red. Boxes of chocolates, bouquets of flowers, cards signed with kisses, and everything heart shaped.

But is the shape of love a heart?

In young adult literature, it’s often a triangle.