Make your script much more dramatic by using these five key writing techniques (article in Creative Screenwriting Magazine) (creativescreenwriting.com)
One of the oldest clichés about writing fiction is that “the essence of drama is conflict.” It is also the truest.  There are many ways to make a script dramatic, but the following five techniques are key to creating conflict in your characters and story. Applying these techniques demands conscious thinking, and planning on the part of the writer.