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How to Create a Monologue (Easy and Simple)

Updated on September 13, 2016

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Monologues have been around for years and years.

There are two different simple ways you could create your own monologue.

  1. Write it from scratch.
  2. Use an already made one and change it around.

In these simple steps I will show you how to write a script from scratch.

Things to Remember:

  • In a monologue, you are the only actor/actress.
  • Do not confuse the audience.
  • It should be clear and easy to understand.
  • You should take the audience on some type of journey.
  • Aim for something new.
  • Your character should be someone who intrigues you to take on.
  • In regards to timing, don't rush yourself, but don't pause for a long time.

Steps to Creating a Dramatic Monologue

  1. Think up a character.
  2. Create a character profile.
  3. Begin your script.
  4. Edit your monologue.

Step One:

Think up the type of character you want. You don't necessarily need to know much about them at this stage. You could do this by standing in front of a mirror holding a position of your made up character or even talking gibberish and testing out different facial expressions, voice, and movement. Another good starting point is to base your character on someone you know, or some TV star you see as an inspiration.

Step Two:

Now that you have some idea of a character in mind, it's time to create a character profile. A character profile should include the following:

Name: The name and all nicknames of your character should be placed here.

Biography: A brief overview of your character should be written out here. These prompts should be used as a jumping off point. The key is to delve into your character's past, present and future.

  • Age: Child, teen, mid 20s, middle-aged.
  • Facial Expressions: Angry, sad, happy, chagrined.
  • Hair: Neat/messy, up/down, long/short.
  • Clothing Style: Casual, posh, formal, grungy.
  • Speaking Style: Shy, loud, accent, slang.
  • General Demeanor: How they come across to other people.
  • Career: What they are, work as, or get paid for doing.
  • Hobbies: What they enjoy doing.
  • Likes: What they like.
  • Dislikes: What they hate.

Step Three:

Begin your script writing.

With a detailed 'Character Profile,' you should find your path from here simple and easy.

You should begin paying most of your attention to the past, present, and future parts of your character profile. This should show your character's life already planned out.

  1. Start by taking a part from your character's past and creating a flashback scene from it.
  2. Transitions are very important. Be creative: pause for a second and let something happen or do something such as putting a hood on or off.
  3. Next, you should be able to know what your monologue is about. Once you do you should open up 'Word' or any other typing page and start writing out your monologue script.

Again you should keep in mind or have a copy of your character profile near you at all times.

  • Start by introducing your character, in character, to the audience. You could use an aside: an aside is when your character speaks their mind to the audience.
  • Next briefly allow the audience to know what situation you are in or what message you are trying to get across in your performance. Take the audience with you on your own journey depending on what you have created so far.

Example: OH GOD NO! I heard him pull up the driveway again, dad pull up the drive way again. Door opening. Glass smashing. Feet stumbling. Him stumbling. Dad crashing towards the door. Banging. Dad banging. Dad banging harder...

  • This could indicate that your dads come back home once again drunk or drugged where you could play out the role of either the child or wife.
  • Further down in your script you should have played out already all the important key facts you needed to get your chosen message across or what you wanted the audience to see whether it be a mental journey or a physical one.
  • Last you should end your monologue script smoothly. Not just by pausing and finishing with the audience with unanswered questions.

Step Four:

Make sure to edit your script a few times after you have finished it. Draft it and keep on going until you are happy with it. Only once you're happy with what you have and it checks all those TO REMEMBER points in the list at the top should you consider it a final draft.

Don't forget now that you have a script, you still have to bring it to life as an actor and director.

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    • Bongani cyril Sikhosana 5 years ago

      like it so much

    • jack 4 years ago

      great

    • angie 4 years ago

      awesome

    • wo 4 years ago

      wow that is easy

    • me 4 years ago

      AWSOME

    • doctor 4 years ago

      thank you

    • vo 4 years ago

      thanks so much

    • kaka 4 years ago

      coool like it

    • vaness 4 years ago

      it helped

    • 4 years ago

      that was soooooo goooood

    • Amy 4 years ago

      thanks alot person that really helped

    • emily 4 years ago

      woww!!!!!!! it is so easy thanks dude

    • The Slender Man 4 years ago

      Very useful! Much thanks!

    • amalayer 4 years ago

      thanks! it helped a lot...

    • alfie 4 years ago

      really helped

    • iftehar rafi 4 years ago

      sweet!!!!!!!!! really saved my hind.............. thanks a lot dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Pickles&Cabbage 4 years ago

      I had to do a monologue in history and I've never written one, let alone seen one until then! This helped me soooo much! Thank you so much!

    • alfie 4 years ago

      coooooooool

    • amelie 4 years ago

      thank you dude!!!!

    • 3 years ago

      thx a lot bro

    • rosi 3 years ago

      omggggg ths was so helpful. I got this whole Romeo and Juliet monologue in the bag

    • bob 3 years ago

      proper it helped a lot

    • WHAT 3 years ago

      THANKS

    • mlp 3 years ago

      el profe de world history de tercero de secuandaria del IBS me la pelaa muaks :*

    • sarah 3 years ago

      very helpful

    • OHMAH GAWD 3 years ago

      amazing thnxx chuu

    • you made this on Google sites man! 3 years ago

      thnkz use hubs for homework

      u should put add on here and make money :D

    • maramo 3 years ago

      i need an example of a monologue!!!!!!!! help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • HS 3 years ago

      thanksssssssssss

    • YOUSAVEDMYLIFE 3 years ago

      THANKYOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH

    • ILOVEWHOEVERMADETHISPAGE 3 years ago

      I would have failed a big piece of English without this help!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much.

    • samiha 3 years ago

      thx i like it

    • La Senor Espanol 3 years ago

      Genial! Me encanta!! :)

    • teacher 3 years ago

      You cant learn people... You can only teach them!!

    • champion 3 years ago

      extremely shity i did a better job

    • niki maniji 2 years ago

      yasssss thank you mad props

    • katie 2 years ago

      omg, i just wanted an idea of how to start my monologue, like a good opening sentence, not the steps of making one, I already did all of that. wow this was such a waist of my time.

    • sfundo 23 months ago

      Thank you

    • nozipho 20 months ago

      Wow!thank you so much I have confidence and I so hope I'll nail my upcoming Audition,it my very first Audition

    • joy joy 9 months ago

      thank you

    • 78ifg8u 7 months ago

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    • idk1236 4 months ago

      this helped me so much .

    • Jane 4 months ago

      Thank you so much for this. Now I know what kind of character I want to portray. :)

    • JULIAS 3 months ago

      WOULD ANYONE PAY TO WORK WITH SOMEONE TO HAVE A MONOLOG WRITTEN FOR THEM?

    • my 3 months ago

      i had to do on fo nglish (nver seen one)

      was good

    • 3 months ago

      thanks it helped alooooot

    • bob la corrte 3 months ago

      bonne nuit

      thanks darling

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    • Your mommy 2 months ago

      awsome :)))

      :v

    • 2 months ago

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    • SUCK U 2 months ago

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    • Karenza 2 months ago

      This was sooooooo helpful, thx :)

    • Samuel 8 weeks ago

      Thank you so much, that helped me a lot.

    • POOP 5 weeks ago

      so bad

    • Samanther 5 weeks ago

      SOOO GOOD AND USEFUL - like your BBC

    • hotdog69 34 hours ago

      thanks but I still dont know how to wright one as a story its only telling me how to start it with a character

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