Cé scéal tuthóg?
- Aug 15, 2021
Just posting this as an exercise from another thread by @Dragonlady about writing false Beliefs/ Misunderstandings, which was kindly suggested by @Mon0Zer0 :
You could have a scene exercise with one or more characters. For each character you ask the following questions (adapted from David Mamet):
1. What do they need?
2. What happens if they don't get it?
3. Why now?
Have the character or characters try and get what they need but something is preventing them. Think of obstacles that could stop them. In a scene with misunderstandings another person could be an obstacle.
Or - you could write a scene where one person has a secret and is afraid of being found out. Or where one person wants something from someone else but can't just ask them outright.