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Writers Area WRITERS' AREA

Comedy Writing Area : Step-By-Step Writing Guide

1. Be Committed
2. Buy the Books
3. Get the Fresh Idea
4. Create A Protagonist
5. Create Conflict
6. Write Your First Episode
7. Attend A Course
8. Get Feedback
9. Send it Off
10. Sell it
An Argument STEP 5 - CREATE CONFLICT

Your characters must be fighting it out, trapped in an emotional arena with which we can all identify. It's not enough to say "well, they all work in the same office" - we want to see heart-rending stories of sibling rivalry, thwarted love, co-dependant, guilt ridden awful familial relationships. And we want to laugh at them!

Steptoe and Son - Plenty of Conflict There!


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