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How do you write a monologue?


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2012-11-26 16:22:00
2012-11-26 16:22:00

A monologue is a speech, usually a long one, delivered by one actor. Here are some things to keep in mind when writing one:

  • Keep the character's voice consistent and distinct - write in their voice
  • Identify the character's wants and needs
  • Pay attention to the rhythm and shape of the monologue - this means make sure the monologue has a beginning, middle, and end, and that the words flow well
  • Know your audience!

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