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Terror and Exhilaration

Terror and exhilaration consume you when you are about to launch a book. These emotions can be so extreme that they can easily trick you into procrastination through the guise and excuse of “I’m learning to market.” Right now I … Continue reading

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Editing Films of Stage Plays

Have you ever edited a film? I’ve been teaching myself to edit by editing the films we taken of our plays. Right now, I have finished editing ”Belisa and Don Perloba in the Moonlit Garden.” However,  getting the sound track … Continue reading

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“Gnome” from Writing Prompt 2

A gnome, a really ugly one, squat of body, gnarled of face, mean of eye, strolled out from around the carton of milk and jerked the box of cereal away from Shepard. The gnome stuck his filthy mitts into the … Continue reading

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Why theaters, like Storycrafter Studio, Open Where They Do

For decades, cities have rezoned blighted areas as arts and cultural zones in order to improve the areas. Artists come in, lured by low, low rents they can afford and set up shop. The Abbey Theater in Dublin was originally … Continue reading

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Actors: Introverted Extroverts; Playwrights Are More So

A few years ago I took a writing workshop to meet people in my neighborhood and because as an author, periodically taking classes helps me keep up my form. My writing workshop instructor talked to us about “blog personas.” Now … Continue reading

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The Brehon Laws and Hamlet

The Brehon Laws of Celtic Ireland are very ancient, in some ways part Proto-European, as Wikipedia reports, “A past may still be suggested for a certain legal concept based on Irish legal terms’ being cognate with terms in other Celtic … Continue reading

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Arthur Miller’s Definition of Plot as Conflict Is a Misnomer

The Dramatist, the magazine of the Dramatists’ Guild recently republished an excerpt of Arthur Miller’s essay “What is a Play.”  In the excerpt Miller says, “A play is conflict or it is nothing.” Then to better explain what he means by this he … Continue reading

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