In order to make this
work for you instead of against you, the writer must learn to delete any word or sequence that is not absolutely necessary.
Speeches that do not simultaneously reveal character and attitude and also forward the story
should be the first things to go. Extra
words in speeches, such as "I think that maybe we can" should be changed to, "We
can." The actor and the situation will fill in the missing "personality."
Don't believe it?
Watch your favorite film and see.
One of the ways you know you’re reading a really good script is that there's a slight sensation
of something missing.
Not a lot, just the little extra oomph that, say, a
novel would have. If you get that feeling when you read over what you've written, don't despair. Instead, be joyful.
What this means is
that you've fulfilled the screen and TV writer's part of the collaborative effort that is production - and left something
for the director and actors to supply!