Grammatical and spelling errors can set the tone for a character and lend a mood to the world a character inhabits…when done with specificity and attention to detail.

Anything else makes me question a writer’s competence and a production’s credibility and thus, in turn, makes me want to run in the opposite direction.

Professional actors work hard and want to respect and honor a writer’s words and intentions down to the last comma, ellipsis and em dash. This is especially true when there are plenty of writers who write in a very tight fashion as opposed to those who straddle more on the loose side with their writing.

In keeping with these thoughts, a writer is more apt at seeing character work being presented that is closer to his or her vision. Thus, it would be in the writer’s best interest to have a keen eye when approaching the blank page.

Adieu and Godspeed!

2 thoughts on “God Is In the Details

    • Hi LionAroundWriting! It creates a bit of a conundrum not only for the actor, but for the casting director as well. The typos in a script I received recently can make the character come across as “urban.” However, judging from the exchange in dialog between characters, I do not think this is the case. So I can imagine actresses going in for the role having prepared a character as urban only to find out that is not what the role calls for. Luckily there are other clues at the actor’s disposal such as, character & audition breakdowns. If the role is still questionable, then a good actor should make the choice to bring in options to showcase for the CD and/or producers.

      Thanks for dropping a line! Hope the writing goes well for you!

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