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...
Most people focus on the HOW. How do you write a play? How do you make it dramatic? How do you approach theaters? How do you get your work produced? A much less commonly asked question is: WHY do you write plays at all? Why do you want to express yourself through the...
Playwrights: Who Are You Writing For? It’s an important question that bears asking yourself every once in a while: “Who are you writing for?” On one hand it’s a simple question. But when you really dig into it, you can gain some important...
The Importance Of Acting For Playwrights Most of the best playwrights in history have also been actors. Does this mean you should take up acting (if you don’t already act)? I believe the answer to that question is YES. It goes against many writers’...
Why Playwrights Must Look At The Big Picture I know how easy it is to get frustrated with the playwriting & play production process. You look up to your heroes, people like Tennessee Williams, Tracy Letts, and Anton Chekhov… …and it’s easy to...
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