Go Into The Story Resource: Daily Dialogue

The Daily Dialogue series not only as great information to aid in our dialogue-writing practice, each daily post reminds us of some great movies.

On May 16, 2018, Go Into The Story turns 10 years old — you can read the very first blog post here. I led with this paragraph:

Welcome to Go Into The Story! Right now, it’s nothing but a humble, threadbare blog, but I hope it will evolve into an active resource for aspiring screenwriters, as well as a community for anyone interested in storytelling and the creative life.

And evolve it did! To the point where it was recently named “Best of the Best” Scriptwriting Website in the 20th Annual Writer’s Digest Best Websites for Writers list.

To celebrate 10 years of blogging about screenwriting, writing, Hollywood, movies, TV, and the creative life, each day in May, I’m going to feature a piece of Go Into The Story trivia, plus a writing resource you can find in the site’s archives. This is not an exercise in self-congratulations so much as I figured readers could use some tips about how to best use the site. With — to date — 24,033 articles and over 100 archive topics, there is a LOT of content here. Hopefully, these posts for the next 31 days will clue in more recent followers and remind long-time readers about resources you can use to facilitate deepening your understanding of the writing craft.

Today’s trivia: I started the site on Blogger. Once I became the Official Screenwriting Blog of the Black List seven years ago, Go Into The Story switched to Word Press. Then nearly 3 years ago, Medium invited me to bring my blog to their platform. Of the three, Medium is definitively the best.

Today’s Go Into The Story resource: Daily Dialogue.

Want some dialogue-writing inspiration? Check out the 3,600 Daily Dialogue posts, one for each consecutive day I’ve updated Go Into The Story since its launch in 2008.

Daily Dialogue 2008
Daily Dialogue 2009
Daily Dialogue 2010
Daily Dialogue 2011
Daily Dialogue 2012
Daily Dialogue 2013
Daily Dialogue 2014
Daily Dialogue 2015
Daily Dialogue 2016
Daily Dialogue 2017
Daily Dialogue 2018

Resource Tip: One way for a writer to upgrade their dialogue-writing chops is to study dialogue written by other writers. These links above represent some of the best movie dialogue ever penned, plus an incredible diversity of movies from all eras, genres, and countries.

Finally, each day this month, I want to take the opportunity to thank you for supporting Go Into The Story. I’d love to hear from you in RESPONSES. When did you start following the blog? What are your favorite features? And as always, if you have any suggestions, feel free to suggest away.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store