Writing Can Be Murder

May 31, 2007

What’s not said

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 9:32 am

So yesterday I saw  A Moon for the Misbegotten on Broadway (okay, not ON Broadway, on 47th). 

It struck me, as I listened to Kevin Spacey and Company (Colm Meaney was amazing!) recite Eugene O’Neill’s dialogue, that often the most important moments in a work, are the things that aren’t said. Sure we remember lines, but we also remember awkward silences and raw grief. Opportunities that we, as the audience, witness pass by.

 It’s not a new lesson, but it’s a lesson that’s easy to forget as we try to pound the point of our work into the readers minds.

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