Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog

More on intent (and action)…

August 8, 2016 by Erzsi Deak

August 2016 — I was happy to see DIALOGUE: THE ART OF VERBAL ACTION FOR THE PAGE, STAGE, AND SCREEN by Robert McKee show up in my mail box. And I was even happier when I fell upon this line, which speaks to my focus on INTENT and, as writers know who have worked with me, ACTION, in the opening chapter: “…beneath every line of character talk, the writer must create a desire, intent, and action.” And then, I love his definition of dialogue: “That action then becomes the verbal tactic we call dialogue.” So that’s what I’m thinking about on tis August day. That and your submissions…

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