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 Posted: Wed Nov 17th, 2010 04:32 pm
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Luana Krause

Joined: Tue Jan 2nd, 2007
Location: Wyoming USA
Posts: 158
That's interesting, Doug.

Like you, my main problem is creating the dramatic conflict. I already have the characters, the story, how it should end...but it needs that tension to make it interesting. That's where I'm struggling right now. I think it's definitely worth the time and effort to get this figured out before actually writing the play.

I've been doing a bit of research, reading plays and looking specifically for the inciting incident in Act I and the climax. I've noticed that the conflict doesn't have to be a huge, earth-shattering thing. It can be as simple as two people sharing an apartment (Odd Couple) or whether a woman is going to commit suicide (Nght, Mother).

I'm writing a comedy and as a sketch writer, I have to be careful not to turn my play into a SNL sketch with wall to wall humor. I want it to be a thoughtful work with "real" humor that fits the characters and situations.