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    When did a 120 page play become too long?

    by  • March 15, 2012 • plays, revisions, writing • 2 Comments

    “The theater, the theater… what’s happened to the theater?” sang Danny Kaye in White Christmas. That’s what I asked myself when my full length play, The Guru, was accepted as a possible addition to a theater company’s Fall production line-up. The Artistic Director loved the play, and gave me wonderful, positive feedback that made...

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    First Draft Revision

    by  • May 17, 2011 • plays, revisions, script frenzy • 1 Comment

    I am proud to announce that I won Script Frenzy!!!!  What did I win? Wait for it… (drum roll please) (horns tooting)      A year or two of revisions!     (crowd cheering) Sigh… Wouldn’t it be great if we could just write something brilliant in the first draft when we’re energized and excited about...

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    The cure for “resting” manuscripts

    by  • August 17, 2010 • fear, revisions, writing • 4 Comments

    Writers are notorious for hiding in their bedrooms, surrounded by books written by other people, while working endlessly on their manuscripts. The story never feels polished enough for other people’s eyes. They’ll work and work, then decide to “let it rest” by setting the manuscript aside to work on something else that’s been “resting.”...

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