With only four days to go we have arrived at the Drama stage. Now I don't know about you guys but drama isn't really something I like, but somehow it surrounds me like smoke to a flame. However, whether I am good at writing it is a completely different matter.
Write a short scene featuring an argument.
Arguments are breeding grounds for drama and tension and emotion, all things a reader loves. Consider who is taking part in the argument. Not everyone will say what they truly mean in a heated situation while others will say far more than they intend. Consider how your characters' personalities will affect their words and actions.
"Money isn't everything," Ella screamed as she turned away.
"Don't you walk away from me young lady, we are having a conversation it's rude!" her mother retaliated following her through the house into the kitchen. This was typical Ella, start an argument and then retreat to the fridge for something to eat. If she had food in her mouth she wouldn't say something she would regret. She grabbed a bread roll and turned to face her mother again.
"Honestly Ella, this will be good for you. Sure do art on the side but get a degree in something that will earn you a decent life," she tried to be calm but it only made Ella more angry.
"You just don't understand," she started to say as her voice caught. Art was the only thing that meant something to Ella, the only thing she found herself good at. "It's what I want to do with my future, it's not yours."
"That's not what I meant at all," her mother shot back, "and how dare you accuse me of that."
"I've not accused you of anything but you were obviously doing it if you feel guilty," the venom in her voice was just as powerful as her mother and she shovelled in some more bread to keep her from saying more.
Well what do we think? Was there enough drama? Probably not, but hey I enjoyed writing it and thats all that matters.
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