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Writing Subtext sample PDF

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What Lies Beneath
writing subtext
What Lies Beneath
 
Dr. LinDa seger
 

aCKnoWLeDgments Chapter one 1
 
subtext: a denition and exploration
 
Chapter tWo 35
expressing subtext through words:character information and backstory
Chapter three 55
techniques for expressing subtext through words
Chapter four 83
expressing subtextthrough gestures and action
Chapter five 105
creating subtext throughimages and metaphors
Chapter six 129
expressing subtext through the genre
Chapter seven 147
 
writer alvin sargent ruminatesabout subtext
Chapter eight
 
151
afterword
fiLmography 
 
153aBout the author
 
163
Contents
Contents
 
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Words imply. Words suggest. Words point to meaning. Somewords work better than others. To reveal the subtext, wordsaren’t arbitrary, but are often written and rewritten and re-written some more to make sure the subtext comes through inspite of the text. Great writers know their job – to  nd the rightword, the best word, and to let the subtext shine beneath thewords.How do you  nd the right word? How do you gure out whatsubtext is, and where do you put it? You can begin by thinking about the various elements that make up character and constructa character biography that suggests possibilities for subtext.There are two views on writing, or thinking about, a characterbio. Some writers  nd it very helpful to list information abouttheir character, much as you would if you were writing a resumeor a biography of yourself for a job. They think about all aspectsof the character’s backstory and of the present and past life –
Chapter tWo
Chapter tWo
expressing subtext throughwords: character informationand backstory
What’s the CharaCter’s Bio?

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