The Character Development Process for Screenwriting vs Novels

In novels, readers are exposed to much more information than they typically would find when watching a TV show or movie. Writer and psychotherapist Dr. Stacey Simmons explains that novelists have more opportunity to talk in-depth about their characters, and explain a character’s background and inner thoughts. While these factors also inform a character and dialogue of a TV or movie script, the end result is quite different. A viewer will not have access to that information, so it must be communicated...
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