Task#12: Writing an argument

Task#12: Writing an argument

Today’s writing task will involve writing an argument between two characters. Start by writing numbers down the left-hand side of your page. Firstly, one to ten and the nine back to one. (See below.)

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The argument you write will feature 19 lines – one for each number above. The first line can only have 1 word, the second can only have 2 words and so on. The tenth line must have 10 words.

 

For example:

 

  1. Helen. Sarah
  2. Sarah. What now?
  3. Helen. Just wanna talk.
  4. Sarah. I don’t want to
  5. Helen. When’s a good time then?

Etc.

 

This can be quite a challenging task but its worth if you can find the perfect way to say what you mean with less words.

 

Once you have done this, read it back. Firstly, how does it make the argument feel? It may create a sense of the argument building. Secondly, it may read well using less language. Often less is more when it comes to writing dialogue.