31 January 2013

Neil Cross on Dialogue

Finally got around to watching Luther (more raving on this to come). The show's creator, Neil Cross, writes like a demon and is fast becoming one of my favourite writers. In terms of career aspirations I'd love to be where he's at: novelist and screenwriter. This piece on dialogue rang very true with me. Particularly his conceit that it's not at all about 'sounding realistic', writing good dialogue is about craft and progressing character and narrative.

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