Monologue & Characterization

The monologue class with Bobbie Louise-Hawkins is going well. We started the semester with brief writing assignments that have culminated in longer pieces. The first time I attempted using the monologue form was last year in Keith Abott’s Buiding Blocks class. And it has proved so very useful.

Before that class I had used my writing to sort of play make-believe with my characters. But always I was telling the story. Writing monologues with Keith and Bobbie, I have been playing make-believe with myself as writer. Ironically, it is a more honest way to tell a story sometimes.

And I am still telling the story, but it is an I that I’ve never met before.

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