Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Character Monologue Exercise

Try writing a monologue of your main character.  Let there be another person in the room with him, to whom he is speaking.  The situation should bring out extreme emotion from your speaking character:  joy, despair, fear, anger, frustration, etc.

 Write one page of the monologue in first person from the character's point of view.  The goal of this exercise is not to provide plot but to push this character towards an extreme feeling.  Let him harangue. Doesn't have to make sense.  Just go with it.  What matters is to feel the emotion, then write whatever comes out.

Innermost feelings then can be externalized into concrete outer action.


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