Flavor of the month: Drama

Flavor of the month: Drama

A Lesson by Camille Corbett

Because you don't start drama, you create it.


Oh Drama, how very dramatic you are. With your slaps, diva like exits and entrances, scarring, and cruel and often beautiful intentions. Dearest Drama, without you, life would lose it's awesome glamor, and so would our writing. This lesson is for people who were told they wrote like drama writer's in the application that is located in the "

Drama: A prose or verse composition, especially one telling a serious story, that is intended for representation by actors impersonating the characters and performing the dialogue and action.

When Writing Drama, one should adhere to these 5 simple tips and you will be doing quite swimmingly in the world of dramatic writing.

1.) Analyze dialog in real life and how people speak and react in different situations.

2.) Study stage techniques and be very familiar with the stage. Perhaps act in a few productions yourself, take a drama class, or even just be in tech. Either way, learn the intricacies of the stage so you can enhance your production with proper stage directions inside your script.

3.) RESEARCH. Make sure to do proper research on any topic you wish to concentrate your work of drama on.  For there is nothing sweeter than something accurate and entertaining.

4.) Add humor! Just because you are writing a drama doesn't mean that everything has to be super serious. Look at Shakespeare, all of his dramas had me rolling on the floor laughing at some points.

5.) Remember, each character will have a different style, but with the same dialect usually. So it maybe a challenge to make each character sound different, if they are not drastically so. 

Well,  until next time!

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Posted 4 Years Ago

that is more for playwriting instead of drama. there can be stories that fall into the drama catergory
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Camille Corbett
Camille Corbett

Marietta, GA

I'm a 21 year old Fulbright ETA writing to kill the time and find my sanity. I have been gone for a while. But I have returned, so watch out for some new stories.