playwriting

Getting Your Exercise

Generally speaking, the more I write, the better I write. Why? Because writing, just like playing a sport, requires certain muscles, and the more you exercise them, the better you get. So in the spirit of improving your writing fitness, here are exercises that, unlike with pro wrestling, you can try...

Absence Makes the Play Grow Bigger

Every once in a while, a "big" play like Angels in America comes along, but many (if not most) of today's playwrights, and particularly the less experienced ones who watch too much television, are writing smaller and smaller plays. Too many plays have become insular, relationship-centered affairs.