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The Elinor Glyn System of Writing - Book II

Elinor Glyn

Published May 1st 2014
ISBN : 9781473315549
Paperback
130 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... in writing of evilMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... in writing of evil characters, you must be exceedingly careful not to let them perform actions which might gain sympathy for them. In other words, the people who witness your play must be constantly in sympathy with your hero and not with his opponent. Be careful to create very little, if any, pity for the evil-doer. Unless you are cautious in this respect, the audience will be dissatisfied when things go against the villain. In order to make your play a success, your characters must arouse the sympathy of the audience. Therefore, in writing a play in which the hero commits a wrong, it becomes vitally necessary for you to show that there was a powerful motive for his act--that it could not be avoided--if you expect the audience to be in sympathy with him, though not necessarily approving his act. On the other hand, when a crime is committed by an antagonistic character, you must be careful to prove that he was not morally justified in committing the crime. You must do this in order that the audience will not pity him. The evil deeds of the dark forces in your play should not be morally justifiable, however- but they must be actuated by a fully sufficient motive. Importance of the Happy Ending.--There are three things without which any life is sadly incomplete: Faith, hope and love. It has been said that the greatest of these is love, However that may be, it is certainly true that the average pers0ns life is made up, in no small degree, of hope. Much of life is built upon hope.-Hope often makes life endurable--the hope that things will adjust themselves eventually, or be better to-morrow, and that everything will come out all right in the end. The average individual takes up his burden each day with the expectation...