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Reading Break

Reading Break

Reading frequently comes up as a goal for us around here. Devouring 100 books in a year was, once upon a time, not much of a challenge. In recent years, even 50 books has become a lot to squeeze into […]

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Evolution of an Idea

Evolution of an Idea

Ideas come from anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes the origins are more than a little strange. I find the evolution of ideas fascinating – maybe because it often happens so quickly, so spontaneously that tracing it out becomes impossible. I was […]

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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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