ROB TOBIN is a former development exec and VP of the country’s largest screenwriting school, script consultant, writing coach, and award-winning who read more than 5,000 screenplays before writing How to Write High-Structure, High-Concept Screenplays. He now shares that experience at film festivals and writing conferences around the country and applies those principles to his own award-winning screenplays and to the work of his clients, helping them write structurally foolproof, fast-moving scripts. He was a STAR Speaker of Screenwriting Expo 2 and Screenwriting Expo 3.
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There is a myth that the ability to write great dialogue is a gift that can't be learned and can't be taught. You're born with it or you'll never have it.
One version of the myth goes something like this: you have to have an ear for dialogue in order to be able to reproduce realistic, believable, crisp, dialogue on the page.
Great dialogue does not come from ha... (read more)