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Task #10: Structuring Dramatic Action

Task #10: Structuring Dramatic Action

17 April 2020 - Tom Saunders - Writing Daily with Tom Saunders

This activity may make you think about how you might approach writing a scene. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, the bedrock of drama is objectives and obstacles. (A character wants something and another character standing in their way.) However, the scene might get a bit repetitive if a character enters asks for the same thing repeatedly before leaving so you may consider all the small little tactics a character may employ to get what they want.

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Task #9: Exposition and Character

Task #9: Exposition and Character

16 April 2020 - Tom Saunders - Writing Daily with Tom Saunders

Exposition is essentially information. It’s things that we learn about the characters, plot or environment from the play that we don’t see. For example, if someone walked on the stage and said ‘the rain is hammering it down out there” we would know it was raining. The challenge of exposition is doing it in a way that seems natural, not forced and only revealing information when it’s essential. Audiences won’t stay interested in information; they want drama.

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