What is a Monologue?

A monologue is what one character says to another, or to the audience.  It is active.  It can be a story of course, they all are, but one with a point of view. Who is the character talking to?  What does the character want? What is the character’s goal? What is the writer’s goal?  The two may be different. MEMOIRS do NOT a monologue make. And remember, if you can’t say it in two minutes, you’re not saying it. Here is a secret:  a two minute monologue fits on one page using 12 pt. Courier type, 1.5 line spacing.  Experiment that way if you are just starting out. Fill one page.  Then leave it to rise before you come back to knead.