I am writing a play with the two main characters hailing from two very different worlds. The man is the head of marketing in a consultancy services and the woman is a nightclub/bar dancer. Ever since the man (let us call him K) committed the crime of insider trading a few months back, he has had troubles with his conscience. The woman (let us call her L) has insidious intent towards him. She knows he is troubled and cannot share his secret with anyone. She doesn't know his secret yet. She only knows that he is suffering pangs of conscience. She believes if she can push him off the ledge, she can have him. Complicating the plot is the unknown blackmailer who says he/she has evidence proving the crime and leading his career and job in jeopardy. The problem I am facing is this - when I write dialogue from the man's perspective, the woman character comes out flat. If I write dialogue from the woman's perspective, the man vanishes into empty words. It is hard to bring them together at once in the same scene. I am struggling with bringing them together at once on the page/stage. The first scene constitutes them discussing potential blackmailers and her making advances, him retreating back (femme fatale stuff), her acting vulnerable, drawing him in, until eventually the construct falling apart and K deciding to surrender and confess his crime to the law. I have worked some on the back stories of the characters. I can share that if required. What am I missing here? Why am I not able to bring them together at once?