Coffee-break exercise: Table for two


07 July 2023
Explore the narrative possibilities of an empty table waiting for a pair of diners to arrive

Where is the table? What kind of restaurant is it in? What’s the ambience? What kind of food does it serve, and what kind of people go there

Who are the diners? Give them names and faces. What’s their relationship? Business, lovers, friends, family? You decide. What do they like to eat?

What is the occasion? How does it pan out?

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Plot a narrative that begins in the moments before your two people arrive at their table.


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