my ex-girlfriend was my best proof-reader, back when i wrote the script for my comic. i also sent it to a couple of friends, but their critiques were, "yeah, that part's going to be so funny!", or "dude... are you alright?". My ex, on the other hand, really had some great input - regarding some of the dialogue, how much of the plot to give away and when, and when something would cross the line of creepy and corny.
other than that, i usually just look at the script with the eyes of a reader. it requires momentarily forgetting everything you know about the story, which isn't always easy - but i catch a lot of little things that way.
*edit - also, (secret), i act out certain dialogue-heavy scenes with myself to see if they sound natural.
A Faustian tale, or the story of a crazy woman.
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