Do you ever have those times when you feel like your writing sucks? That every scene you try to write is just an epic fail? Do you wish someone could give you some really good feedback on how to make your plays better?
Here’s a way to do it.
People (Audiences) are the Best Feedback
If you want to improve your writing, get it up on stage.
Easier said than done, right? If you can’t stage it yourself or don’t want to produce a performance, then produce a reading.
During the reading, sit where you can watch the audience, without being too obvious about it. When they’re restless, you know you have a problem about five minutes back in the script.
If they laugh, you know something was funny.
If they’re dead silent, in rapt attention, you know you have engaged them.
Write 10-Minute Plays
There are lots of places that produce festivals or evenings of 10-minute plays. Someone else does the work of producing it, and you get to come watch and get feedback on your writing.
Plus which, 10-minute plays are short, and easier to finish than full-length plays.