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09 May 2020

Posted by Lucy Pearce

Monologues

11-14 Age Group, 11 Attending, 15-18 Age Group, 8 Attending

Another week, another Zoom Young Writers! This week, the young writers were looking at monologues, and how these vary. 

To kick off the sessions we ask what the purpose of monologues are? 

We decided that the purpose is to inform the audience of either internal of external thoughts/information. One young writer even called them an 'information-dump' strategy. 

To get in the swing of writing, the session began with 10 minutes of free-writing. This free-writing was based around the theme 'lockdown thoughts' and would not be read out after. 

We then discussed and read a monologue from the play Mother Said I Never Would, and analysed the writing techniques uses, including a narrative which speaks to not only to the character herself, but also to another person. 

The young writers were then asked to write their own monologues which would be said from one person to another. These didn't have to be form the perspective of themselves - but could be! 

Jasmine wrote from the perspective of a guinneapig, while Luca wrote about a man practicing trampolining on his bed. 

After this, we focussed on internal monologues, which can be used to explore a character inner emotions. 

Next week - window poetry!! 

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