Most people think of writing as a solitary pursuit. We get this romantic image of a man or woman sitting alone at a desk, typing or scribbling in a flurry of inspiration. And to be sure…as a playwright, you’ll spend plenty of solitary time with your butt...
Stanislavski famously said: “Spectators come to the theatre to hear the subtext. They can read the text at home.” How right he is. Subtext adds an extra layer of complexity to every line. It can take an ordinary conversation and lend it a magnetism that draws the...
Are you getting ready to write a new play? Need to get your thoughts organized? If so, this online/Zoom class could be for you. Playwriting Basics (Pre-Writing for Playwrights) 3 Saturdays: May 1, 8, 15, 2021 Time: 11:00-1:00PM Eastern (10:00-12:00PM Central) If you...
If you have been thinking about writing a play (or just want to review the basics), you may be interested in a two-session class hosted by playwright Andy Black. The course is an overview and will provide you with what you need. It runs Saturday mornings on Zoom, June...
As a writer, you probably hear this question a lot: “Where do you get all your ideas from?” For some reason, it’s the thing that all your non-writer friends seem to want to know. So what do you tell them? Do you have a process for finding &...
Do you have a favorite place where you like to write? Different writers have different preferences. Some like to write at home in complete silence; others prefer the hustle & bustle of a busy cafe. For some writers, any noise is a distraction; for others, a little...
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