Category Archives: Lessons I’ve Learned from Reading Plays

Improve your writing by getting it in front of people

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 … Continue reading

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Lessons from reading plays, #3, 4, & 5

I’m continuing to read plays for a festival.  It’s been five months, and I’m still learning things.  Here are a few more of them: #3, Use Standard Format. You’ve probably heard lots of reasons for using standard format. That it’s … Continue reading

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Lessons from reading plays #2: get feedback, and revise, before you submit

So, as you probably know already, I’m a reader for a festival this spring. The more plays I read, the more I think that everyone should do this at least once. It takes a lot of time, which I know … Continue reading

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Lessons from reading plays #1: a simple way to make sure your characters sound different.

I’m a reader for a festival this spring. If I haven’t said this before, I’ll say it now: be a play reader for a festival, theater, or competition. You’ll learn a lot about playwriting. This week, I’m reading this one … Continue reading

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