“Dialogue is active, it’s not just casual chatter.”
“Exactly!” I say, looking up from my computer.
“Because every line has to move the story forward.”
“I know that…” I begin, but then stop - unsure quite what happens next.
“And you can’t describe a character’s inner life either, you’re not writing a novel. Focus on what they do.”
I look out of the window at the tall disused chimney that towers over the street. It stands, immovable against the deep blue sky as suggestions of cloud...
“So if you find yourself writing long-winded descriptions of the setting you’re probably avoiding the action.”
“Stop distracting me now, I have to write something to put on my website.”
“Oh, why didn't you say that? Just keep it short and do it in the third person.”
Liberty writes scripts for theatre, television, short film, animation and for audio and digital platforms. You can find out about her recent work by pulling up her CV, or send her an email to talk about future projects.