Category Archives: Writing plays

The structural and dramatic flexibility of a full-length play made up solely of monologues

Copyright © 2017 Jerry Dunne The monologue is obviously to be played by a solo actor, and is usually incorporated within part of a scene, or a stand-alone scene, within a multi-actor play, especially if it is a full-length play. … Continue reading

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Why writing drama is harder than writing a novel

Copyright © 2017 Jerry Dunne At a mere glance, the idea that writing drama is harder than novel writing may seem astonishing when we consider that most plays are a lot shorter than even a short novel, and that, dialogue … Continue reading

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The storytelling elements of the short story and the shorter play have much in common. So how might this be an advantage for the writer?

Copyright © 2017 Jerry Dunne INTRODUCTION The length of the short story discussed here is not much more than 10, 000 words and the length of the shorter play not beyond a 90 minute performance and often shorter. Here I … Continue reading

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