Films like A Quiet Place show ways to add subtext to your script beyond focusing on dialogue. Valerie Kalfrin examines how to express subtext through action, scene and character descriptions, character names, settings, even an entire scene or the theme of your screenplay.
The latest women in action at the box office would share enthralling stories if we asked, “What do you do?” Go beyond a character’s career and explore what she does in the plot to develop complex female characters actors want to play—and audiences want to watch.
If you're writing about disabled characters and you are not disabled, develop these characters beyond their abilities to tell an authentic story. Consider a disability part of a character's makeup, not the driving engine for your screenplay.