Thursday 10 September 2020

TV Addicts


Write an article, poem, story or script about someone who is addicted to television.  This might be an individual or a whole family.

The characters

Who are they? What are they like physically, intellectually, emotionally?  What is their greatest desire and what is their greatest fear?   How are they addicted? How does that addiction show?  What effect does it have on their life? 

You don’t necessarily need to write all of this down or even include it in your text but you do need to think about it.

Story arc for fiction or script

Inciting incident

Growing complexities (maybe three?)

Crisis point – point of no return

Climax – have all the excitement here

Resolution (Do they get over their addiction?  Do they do something else?)


Structure for an article

Start with “colour” – show us a scene, maybe your telly addict channel surfing

Present us with some hard, verifiable facts.

Quote some experts

Define the problem and suggest a way forward

Finish on another note of “colour”  



Which form will you use? – sonnet, haiku, ode, blank verse, something else?  

Will you emphasize the physical or the emotional? Can the physical suggest the emotional? 

Image by André Santana from Pixabay

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