Examples and exercise adapted from "Screenwriting for Teens" by Christina Hamlett
- Criminals review their secret plans in extensive detail
- Guests at a party are introduced by their entire life story
- Historical events mentioned to provide context for the audience resulting in improbable conversation.
Bottom line: If it won't pass for plausible chatter, find a different way to reveal it to your viewers.
Identify 6 different ways to reveal a character's name and occupation to the audience without another character having to make a formal introduction. Example: a nameplate and title on the door of a character's office