Category Archives: On writing

Fictionalising Fact: developing a play based on real stories

First blog in a series by Sam Hall, about the process of developing a play. Continue reading

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Heather Jeffery Q and A

Heather Jeffery’s play FACE TO FACE is at the Drayton Arms Theatre from tomorrow. We asked her some questions about writing… Continue reading

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Interview with Karen Ardiff

Karen Ardiff talks about ‘In Skagway’. Continue reading

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Help us fundraise to make She Writes a regular event

A fundraising appeal for She Writes. Continue reading

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Writing tip #1 – Creating a character

A tip on creating character. Continue reading

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Progressive dramaturgy; a guest discussion

“the minute you walk into a play and say ‘I know what you should be and if you don’t do that you’re not a play’ then you’re missing the play that’s doing something progressive.” David Lane
What does a play look like? What about the writer whose play doesn’t look like a play? A discussion which gives the director/literary manager a way into working with the text and the writer, and the writer a way to vocalise what they might have had trouble describing. Continue reading

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Women on the verge of a nervous breakthrough: we’re coming out from the sidelines

New interviews in the Close-Up section with Leila Khan, Katherine Mitchell and Julia Streets. Continue reading

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Guest post: A Right Pair… Ali Kemp and Deborah Klayman talk about writing together

Ali Kemp and Deborah Klayman talk about writing in a pair. Continue reading

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New! Interview with Sarah Pitard

Check out our new interview with Sarah Pitard, writer of ‘The Inappropriateness of Love’, currently playing at The Hen and Chickens in Islington. Continue reading

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The evolution of a play

The evolution of a play. Continue reading

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