Friday, March 5, 2010

it's his kid

It's his kid," David says to her, leaving it, turning away.

She replies, "David, it's his kid." A rewrite of the line. A strong rewrite - with merely a change of stress she has retained the original dialogue yet fundamentally redirected its meaning and, neatly, the entire thrust. Ellie make a lot of money doing this.

-- You or Someone Like You by Chandler Burr

Step in or not step in. It's a delicate area. Support. Share ideas.

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