GenreTainment 129 – Script Consultants Linda Seger and John Rainey

We discuss their new book, "You Talkin' to Me?: How to Write Great Dialogue" and more.

Our guests this time are authors and script consultants Dr. Linda Seger and John Rainey. We discuss their new book, You Talkin’ to Me?: How to Write Great Dialogue,

We talk about what makes for good dialogue and much more.

Dr. Linda Seger created and defined the career of script consultant in 1981. She is the most prolific author in the area of screenwriting. Two of her nine screenwriting books, Making a Good Script Great, and Creating Unforgettable Characters remain staples for writers and many universities use them as textbooks in screenwriting classes. John Rainey has been involved in the dramatic arts since 1975 and has been a script consultant since 1989. He also wrote the book, Screenwriting Style That Sizzles.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series. We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.


Marx is the author of the non-fiction book Television on the Wild Wild Web, co-host of the podcast GenreTainment, co-host of DC Action Hour on YouTube, and creator of web series/films. He has been a panelist at various conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con, Boston Comic Con, Gen Con, and Dragon Con. As a professor, he teaches script analysis & film production. Click over to to learn more about him.
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