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Writing subtext

Linda Seger

Writing subtext

what lies beneath

by Linda Seger

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Published by Michael Wiese Productions in Studio City, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Subtext (Drama, novel, etc.),
  • Motion picture authorship,
  • Television authorship

  • Edition Notes

    Includes filmography.

    StatementLinda Seger
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3383.S83 S44 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25076972M
    ISBN 109781932907964
    LC Control Number2011002808


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The truth is this: there’s a different dialogue technique for just about any situation you can dream up in your story. But the same five rules (mentioned at the top of this post) apply in all of them.

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Subtext involves the hidden feelings beneath spoken words—anger, love, mistrust—all the emotions characters don’t dare admit aloud.

It can add sizzle to. Write a page scene between Character A and Character B. Look for opportunities for the forces to come into conflict with each other, even within the same line. Look for opportunities to use the conflicting forces to create subtext.

I feel very much the same way about this book, "Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath". I also read Charles Baxter's "The Art of Subtext," which is directed at fiction writers. It was interesting, but I don't recall much of it. In this book, Linda Seger has delved so deeply into the psychology of subtext, pulling as many examples from real life as 4/5(31).

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