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Diary of a Play #5: The Elegant Art of the Excuse

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams It’s always nice to emulate your heroes, even if only their feats of blatant procrastination. In this modern, fast-paced world, there are always … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

It’s been a funny old few months. Sudden – though not totally unexpected – career change occurred on the day job, which allows me a much-longed-for break to focus on writing. It has meant a wholesale rearrangement of priorities. Before, … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #4: Please Critique Me, Let Me Know

Having been an actor, and a wearer of acid wash jeans for far too long after their heyday, I am not unaccustomed to public humiliation in the name of artistic expression. For those coming in late: Diary of a Play … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #3: I’m Gonna First Draft Forever

For those coming in late: Diary of a Play #2: Five Go On An Adventure Diary of a Play #1: Script’s Just Got Real “The first draft of anything is shit”  Ernest Hemingway And who can argue with the Ern-dawg? Barrel-chested bear … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #2: Five Go On An Adventure

For those coming in late: Diary of a Play #1: Script’s Just Got Real So, this play thing. It won’t write itself. I’ve tried, it doesn’t. The muse visits infrequently, fleetingly, in a hurry to get somewhere else. By the … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #1: Script’s Just Got Real

Were you one of those students who left things to a last frantic all-nighter? Coffee drenched, head aching, buttocks cramping, fingers clenching a pen, agonising your way towards some unreasonable word count. Yes, a more brutally efficient use of your … Continue reading

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Legends in our own Lunchtimes

I’ve recently rediscovered the joy of lunchtime writing, and wonder why I’ve let the habit slip for so long. Okay, unbearable summer heat for one. And scootling about on frenetic lunchtime errands so as to free myself for quality lazing … Continue reading

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Developments

Ah yes, that regular blogging thing… Well, stuff has been happening. The 10 minute plays at Eltham Theatre was a success, and they very kindly sent me a DVD of the performances and various other mementos. I’ll endeavour to wrangle … Continue reading

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