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Be Kind To Yourself: A Reminder

Be Kind To Yourself: A Reminder

In case you didn’t pick up on it in my last post, frustration has abounded lately. Remembering to be kind to myself has been difficult, to say the least. Self-kindness (or self-care – they’re often the same) can feel counterintuitive. I […]

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Every Word Counts: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Every Word Counts: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

In theatre, there are no throw away words. Each word counts. Great writing is the same. That’s how I edit (partly): what do these words actually mean? What do I want them to mean? I toss out the throw away […]

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Dealing with Rejection: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Dealing with Rejection: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Rejection is an unfortunate part of being a writer. And an actor. And, well, any sort of artist, really. So far this year, I’ve received two rejections from short story anthologies, and one from a character/role I really, really wanted. […]

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Bigger is Better: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Bigger is Better: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

We’ve all heard the old adage, “Bigger is better.” Fun fact: it’s as true in theatre as it is in writing. So as an actor, you hear a lot of advice and direction to start big. Because after all, reining […]

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Prescriptive Feedback: A Critiquing Don’t

Prescriptive Feedback: A Critiquing Don’t

Giving critique can be tricky. Feedback comes in many forms, largely depending on what the author wants. But giving critique can offer many pitfalls and problems. Sometimes, the writer doesn’t know what they want, or maybe think they know but […]

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Making Plans: How Not to Fall Behind

Making Plans: How Not to Fall Behind

I still struggle at making plans. I’ve become better over time because of my husband; he can be very German and needs plans. My family, on the other hand, prefers to play things by ear, which can lead to no […]

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