Three Dots vs. Two Dashes

Three Dots vs. Two Dashes

Whether I’m providing script notes or I’m proofreading scripts, I often find instances where the writer has used three dots (…) where she should have used two dashes (–), or vice versa. When used at the end of a sentence in scene description,...
Show Don’t Tell: The Revenge!

Show Don’t Tell: The Revenge!

Preamble In a previous post, I discussed some of the concepts and examples behind the expression, “Show don’t tell.” A picture says a thousand words — imagine how many words motion-pictures say. That’s why it’s a well-regarded rule...