Monthly Archives: September 2013

Oops (was Getting Help with a Hard-to-Place Play)

I’ve posted before about trying to get a production of my play “How to Kill A Cactus.” https://playwrightsmuse.wordpress.com/category/my-play-how-to-kill-a-cactus/ I’ve had such a hard time identifying theaters that might like “Cactus,” I finally decided to ask for help on a couple of … Continue reading

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Dream Logic – how it can help your plays, part 2

So, in a previous post, I talked about what I learned at the “Dream Logic” session at the Dramatists Guild conference in August. In this post, I’m going to talk about some examples I came up with on how you … Continue reading

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Thank you to my newest followers

Thank you to my newest followers! Please check out their blogs. Karen Barclay, at http://karenjamesbarclay.wordpress.com Emily, at http://emalaia.wordpress.com cslplaywright, at http://carolslashof.wordpress.com What would you guys like to see on my blog?  Do you have any questions I can answer?

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Dream Logic – how it can help your plays, part 1

Think about a dream you had last night. Or recently. Did you try to describe it to somebody? If so, how did you explain it?

You probably used the phrase “dream logic” when you were trying to describe how one scene effortlessly transformed into another, how the place looked different but you knew it was the same, the way that this one person is really somebody else even without the slightest bit of resemblance.

It’s all hard to explain in the light of day, but it makes complete sense when you’re dreaming. That’s dream logic. Continue reading

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Problems with dialogue in your plays, and how to fix them, part 2

Here are some more of the great things I learned about how to fix problems with dialogue in your plays at the “Dialog Isn’t Talking” session at the Dramatists Guild conference. There’s no subtext, or the characters spend too much time … Continue reading

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Problems with dialogue in your plays, and how to fix them, part 1

I went to the Dramatists Guild conference in August, and I went to some truly amazing sessions. One of them was “Dialog Isn’t Talking.” I’m going to post some of the great things I learned about how to fix problems … Continue reading

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