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Meeting_On_The_WallWrite the first draft of a scene using only dialogue: no speaker tags or actions. What can you convey about the characters through their voices or interaction? Avoid the temptation to use dialogue for exposition or back story. Instead, focus on developing character. Let what’s said—or not said—build tension and reveal the workings of a character’s mind. In a subsequent draft, add dialogue tags and actions for clarity.


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