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    Jessica Lovett’s blog | Write to Play year 4

    Writing-limbo I thought I’d write a blog post about where I currently find myself in the writing process: writing-limbo. You know the place: you’ve just handed in your first draft and now you have the process of waiting for someone to read it and feed back to you on your work. So what do you […]

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    Karran Collings’ blog | Write to Play year 4

    ­The Beauty of a Deadline According to certain sources, it possibly originates from prison terminology: a line that if you go beyond, you’ll be shot dead. That probably goes a long way to explaining why a deadline is so motivating. The Write to Play deadline for the first draft of our full length play was […]

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    Hannah Torrance’s blog | Write to Play year 4

    Taming Time I’ve been struggling to think what the topic of my last blog post might be, partly because we’ve not had any direct contact with the Graeae team since I last posted, but also because I’ve barely had the time to think, let alone write anything. So that in itself seemed like a suitable […]

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    Michael Southan’s blog | Write to Play year 4

    “Going With Your Instinct” So, the time has come for me to pen my last Graeae blog before I hand over to the next Write To Play-er. I think this is supposed to be the one where I provide that nugget of advice that rings through your ears as you too embark on your writing […]

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    Naomi Westerman’s blog | Write to Play year 4

    Top Ten Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Playwrights 22 February 2017 This is my final Write to Play blog entry, so I thought I’d give some advice of my own. 1. Go to as many plays as you can from as wide a range as you can (West End to pub fringe, Aristophanes to Aladdin). […]

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    Rebekah Bowsher’s blog | Write to Play year 3

    Dear future Write to Players When I sat down to write this blog. I didn’t know what to say. I didn’t know who to talk to. I didn’t know what to talk about. I wasn’t thoroughly convinced by blogging as a process or my ability to do it. And then I remember seeing one of […]

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    Rick Poppa’s blog | Write to Play year 3

    Final Sharings Sitting there, gathering my thoughts whilst looking out of a window that overlooks the new John Lewis development in Leeds, my head was full of – stuff I guess. Today was a big deal, a chance for us as writers to show a room full of people, no, show the world, what we could […]

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    Introducing our year four Write to Play writers!

    Write to Play has landed in the Midlands for its fourth year, where Graeae and our brilliant partner organisations are about to start working with six brilliant new writers. To get to know them a little better, and to get us all in the festive spirit, we asked them three questions.

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    Sarah Jane Dickenson’s blog | Write to Play year 3

    Part of the Write to Play scheme is two weeks of placement at one of the theatres involved. One week of mine was to be at Live Theatre situated in the city of Newcastle near the quayside of the river Tyne.

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    Sarah Gonnet’s blog | Write to Play year 3

    Miniature One was an opportunity to show a monologue to a select audience at West Yorkshire Playhouse. It was an exhilarating experience; a two day creative whirlwind of rehearsing, developing, and finally the sharing.

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    Helen East’s blog | Write to Play year 2

    365 days and nights When I first heard about Graeae’s Write to Play, I immediately got on my soapbox.  I’ve always had an aversion to writing projects and competitions that are aimed at specific people. As far as I was concerned, they should be open to everyone regardless of gender, sexuality, age etc. I definitely […]

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    Karen Featherstone’s blog | Write to Play year 2

    Ending on a high So onto our final sharings at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, the event that had been a hypothetical blip on our horizons for the past twelve months, but here it was already, looming up and making us feel it was coming around way too quickly. If you’d asked me last year how […]