FEELING IN SPEECH
Write a piece of dialogue in which people express their feelings.
You don’t have to make the feelings dramatic, and you may describe how they are controlling their feelings, and not saying exactly what they mean.
What you write could be a quarrel of some kind, or it might be a graveside speech, or a declaration/admission of love, a child telling her parents about a terrifying experience, a farewell at the station or airport.
You need to think about
· Why the person says what they do just then
· Giving the people individual voices, even accents, maybe habits of repeating themselves, or using particular words, swearing, apologising
· Showing who is speaking by
o Starting a new line when there is a new speaker or a change of speaker
o Putting in ‘he said’, ‘he whined’ sometimes
· Indicating any gestures the speaker makes as, before, after speaking. ‘He did up his shirt’, ‘She pushed her hair behind her ear’. A gesture to add to or alter the meaning of the words, or replace them.