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Method Acting: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Method Acting: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

I’ve never learned method acting. Oh, I’ve heard the term bandied about often enough, but no one ever explained what that really meant. Despite that, I’d like to think I’ve picked up a few things over the years. Over the weekend, […]

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“We are all dust” In Action

“We are all dust” In Action

For this post I am once again turning to a book I’ve been reading for a while now: The Making of a Story by Alice LaPlante. It’s very long, and I don’t devote enough time to it during the week, […]

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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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What Do We Qualify As Writing Time?

What Do We Qualify As Writing Time?

My post today was inspired by this blog post that hit my inbox in early February. The title says it all: “Thinking Is Writing.” While I appreciate the writer’s basic premise, I did want to expand on it. The legitimate […]

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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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