Quick question after the last few feedbacks Ive received on my script – How much should I trust the reader/audience while writing my script? <p><br><p>One of my readers (I assume with a military background) put comment that the machine guns Ive used in my script were produced a few months after the action happens. That was an easy fix – machine guns instead of the exact gun name.
At some point, Ive referred to the historical moment (Kecksburg UFO incident). One of the characters talks about the landing in dialogue and indicates that happened before - 200 years from the action time and points the spot on the map – the reader comment was “Are we supposed to know why the meteor is important or historic for them? If so, I’m not getting it.” </p><p><br></p><p>In another case while introducing character Ive placed a unique bracelet that belonged to the missed daughter. Later on, a character found it on the crash scene, and later again we see it again sticking out of his pocket. In my head character would connect his finding with missing daughter but it wasnt that obvious for the reader - “What makes him think there is a connection at all?” </p><p><br></p><p>You cannot expect that everybody will get everything but you dont want to leave the reader not understanding what is going on.
How do you balance those things while writing?