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#WritingTips - What Drama pretends to create

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Drama is what makes a conflict, beautiful. This is what gives it value. Most writers have that dramatic blood flowing through their body, but some prefer to use it, and others don't. This is one of the oldest and most classic genres of all times, and since then it has connected directly with readers, with their deepest fears, or their darkest thoughts. And that should be your main goal as a writer if you decide to create a novel or a dramatic story: To connect with your audience's emotions. 

Drama is life itself. It represents, in some way, the transcendence of black, sad or painful moments, and their way of being inevitable. As a dramatic writer, whether fiction or non-fiction, your closest goals should be the following:

1) To make a problem bigger. A good drama is a good conflict. But that does not mean that the more serious the problem, the better it is. The conflict must come from something captivating, from a real fact that causes a commotion or a fiction problem, that touches the reader.

2) "Touch" the reader and let him imagine the rest. The key is to make the reader relate to the story. Once created this link, it will be difficult for him to lose interest, and less if you must let him put the pieces together to discover what would happen.

3) Do not tell everything. Although you know it, there is no need to say everything. Suspense, intrigue, expectation and uncertainty are part of a good novel in this category. Let your goal be to encourage it, but do not abuse it either.

4) Feel everything. Everything, -how much and how- you write. Nothing better than a dramatic writing that really feels like it.

5) Dramatize. Give more strength and intensity to each fact. For example, it is not the same to say: "He broke my heart", that "he stole my heart and suffocated it until death".

6) Use the themes that go best with your style, but in Drama, lack of love and especially, death, never fail.

7) Give your characters goals or desires.  Your characters should have things that they seek to achieve, but they encounter difficulties on the road.

* In literature, Drama is a fiction composition, in verse or prose, about life, a character or a story that involves conflict and dialogue and is typically designed for theater (Definition: Merriam Webster dictionary). However, there are some written novels that are not taken to a theater, which revolve around a conflict that does not pretend to make the reader laugh. In addition, there is also Drama in the movies, television or radio, which has the same intention.

Examples of drama books: Under the same star, by John Green / Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare / One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez / Farenheit 451, Rad Bradbury 

Drama recommendations published on Inkspired: No sueltes mi mano, Mariano Villar @mariano-villar93 / Una historia, Andrés Amaranto Mercado @grebel / Garotas bonitas, Camy @camy / Dulce Sueño, Emilia Pardo Bazán

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