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That'd Make a Great Play

I think you can turn any idea into a play, and any idea into a piece of prose. However, there are some ideas that just suit one form or the other better, and since I enjoy writing both, I never try to make an idea that’s best for a short story into a play, or visa versa.  1,785 more words


Friday Night Writes... Tonight!

You’re invited to Friday Night Writes!

Here’s the drill: come home tonight, do whatever you need to do to get the stink of the day-job off you, make a snack, make some coffee, whatever you need, then pull up a chair and write. 80 more words

Sea Monster

Comedy and The Velvet Glove

Iain Christie, Marketing Manager at Liverpool’s Royal Court, makes the case for comedy as one of the best ways to make social and political comment. 590 more words


Write What You Know

A common word of wisdom in the writing community is to write what you know. This advice may seem overly simple or even boring, but the more I grow as a writer, the more I am coming to understand what this phrase really means. 364 more words


From Stage to Page: How a Playwright Became a Writer by Elena Hartwell

I wanted to be a novelist. It wasn’t just that fiction might pay better (it does) or that playwrights aren’t “real writers” (they are), it was that fiction — especially mysteries — was still my first love.

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ASF's Young Southern Writers Project

This past Saturday, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival held the awards ceremony for its Young Southern Writers Project playwriting competition and four of our own Creative Writing students were honored! 58 more words