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How do you write a character with subconscious desire so that the reader/audience "gets it"? - Question/Answer Now Playing


How do you write a character with subconscious desire so that the reader/audience "gets it"?

Jan 20, 2011

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How do you write a character with subconscious desire so that the reader/audience "gets it"? - Question/Answer Q & A Discussion


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at Jan 20, 2011 - 3:41 PM
Thanks for the great response and insight!
MC: excellent question and answer
at Jan 20, 2011 - 12:02 PM
I have been struggling with this question also. My working theory at the moment is that the "gets it" factor is a function of the audience you are anticipating. If you want your work to appeal to a broader audience, you have to either make the subtext more obvious, or maybe, keep it more subtle, but make sure the other elements of the story are strong enough to capture the more casual reader. I think of the many levels, for example, of Shakespeare, and how the subtleties may have been lost on the masses but the plays were still hugely popular.

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