Arguments are both exciting and difficult to write. It’s challenging to strike a balance, to make sure both sides are winning, and to avoid repetition. A well-written argument goes through plenty of revising before it can inflict Falcon-punch levels of pain.
Below are the steps I take to ensure my arguments as tight and terrible as possible.
1. Take sides.
Before you draft, ask yourself: What is this argument really about? What does Character A think it’s about? What does Character B think it’s about?
Spend some time getting into their heads. In a good argument scene, both sides are a little right and a little wrong. Make sure you identify with both characters before you draft. While you’re drafting, keep trying to identify…Continue Reading