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Things Playwrights Do That I Love

Originally posted on Bitter Gertrude:
Sometimes I open a play and see something that makes me feel like this: Here’s what you do that makes my heart sing as I’m reading the plays in my stack. Are these subjective? Sure.…

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The power of a good thank-you note

I was a reader for the Inkwell Festival last year, and to celebrate finally completing the first round of reading 500+ plays (!), they forwarded us some of the thank-you notes they got from playwrights. These thank-you notes were wonderful: … Continue reading

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Don’t pay to submit your plays

The other day, I got involved in an argument on a LinkedIn group about fees for playwrights to submit their plays. I think that playwrights should not have to pay fees to submit their plays. Yes, I know that festivals … Continue reading

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Welcome, new followers

Welcome to Ciarán Myers and ToonForever! What are you working on these days? Everyone, check out their blogs: Ciarán blogs at http://ciaranmyers.wordpress.com/ ToonForever blogs at http://atwrites.wordpress.com/. (http:// winlb.wordpress.com/)

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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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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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How do you easily pick up where you left off with a play?

Coming Back after an Injury I developed a pinched nerve A couple of weeks ago, I developed horrible pain in my left leg from a pinched nerve in my back. L5-S1, if you’re interested. I do not recommend it. For … Continue reading

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Accept your characters for who they are

I haven’t been writing much over the past several weeks. Rehearsing for “Spinning into Butter” is taking a lot of time. My First Reaction to the Script of “Spinning into Butter” I’m playing Dean Catherine Kenney.  My first reaction when … Continue reading

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This playwright is submitting a play a day for an entire year!

This playwright named Brian Doyle is submitting a play a day for an entire year! He puts me to shame. Here’s his blog: http://playwrightbriandoyle.weebly.com/i-submit-the-blog.html A few things he mentions that I hadn’t thought about: He has a flowchart! It takes … Continue reading

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How should playwrights respond to violence? What can we DO?

Gun Violence in Seattle Five people were shot in Seattle last Wednesday (May 30th). The man who shot them then shot himself. He died, along with four of his victims. One has survived and will probably be all right. I’m … Continue reading

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