Questions tagged [dramatic-writing]

This tag should be used for questions about writing a drama or elements therein.

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Should I be able to 'feel' my outline?

If I am writing a book, and my primary goal is creating a strong emotion in the reader, should I be able to 'feel' that emotion in the outline phase? My goal as an author is creating a strong emotion,...
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Is there a story structure for a non-traditional hero (an extreme introvert)?

I'm trying to write a story of transformation, in which an extremely introverted and non-confrontational person goes through a traumatic experience, and in the finale takes a stand in defense of ...
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How to collect thought which is in mind on paper into story [closed]

I have lot of story in my mind but whenver try to write, my mind become blank and cannot collet all thoughts to write story.
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Am I describing a zombie?

I introduced a young person (called Raven) who the main character was friends with in my story; Raven is an excellent student who the main character is also teaching music to. The story is the result ...
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Tracing the line between a (genuinely) dramatic and a melodramatic/over-dramatic story

By definition, melodrama is a clearly exaggerated drama, in which the characters' actions, reactions and speeches are intentionally very exaggerated. However, through my readings here on Writers SE ...
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How do I figure out what “challenges/issues” my character could encounter/go through? [closed]

I will supply you with some character information and some context for my specific project, though I'm thinking my question could be relevant for almost any story. I am writing a story involving ...
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How do I get review for my first short story?

I have wrote an initial draft of a short story.This is my first time. How do I get a review for it?
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Speaking of Living Rooms

Would you rather have the bulk of your play's action staged in the atrium or in the peristylium? That's not the question, actually. The difference between a movie and a stage play is entrances and ...
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What is the most important element of a drama, beside its message? [closed]

I am participating in a skit in school about superstition and science. How much will the presence of emotion attract the attention of the audience? What are other important things to attract ...
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What does “OFF” mean in a script?

Could anybody, please, enlighten me as to what "off" means in the following excerpts taken from the script for the TV show "Breaking Bad"? (I've also come across the same use of "off" in other scripts)...
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What are the differences between a script and a screenplay?

There is usually a lot of confusion when it comes to these two terms. Some sources say that there is no (practical) difference between the two while other sources talk of various kinds of differences. ...