Every now and again we writers force our characters to experience some intense situations. With those situations come intense emotions. Anne Marble at Writing-World.com provides some pointers on how writers can create these emotional situations without being melodramatic. Most of this is geared towards novel writing, but there are valuable takeaways for screenwriters as well. A little interdisciplinary inspiration never hurts the creative mind.
Read the full article here: Writing Emotional Scenes Without Melodrama