Annerocious over at her cheeky screenwriting blog recently posted a darn good explanation of subtext. It illustrates nicely, for any writer, how to “show not tell.”
“Writers of spec screenplays often make the mistake of explaining things to readers, as if there is no other way of being understood.
Subtext is the opposite of that.
Since the easiest way to demonstrate this is to write two scenes, one with subtext and one without, that is what I did.
See if you can guess which one has subtext.” [Click here.]
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