Scripts are heavily reliant on dialogue in order to tell your story. Kiefer Williams gives us a lesson on how to make your characters speech fit the play.
This is a sub-category of the How To section and contains advice from playwrights on all aspects of their profession.
Writing a story that flows can prove difficult and sometimes writers can get stuck on where to go next. Chris Hales talks of his tactics for plotting a play.
You’ve finished your first draft, but it’s a long way to go before it’s the final draft. Kitty Cooper teaches about six helpful exercises you can use to help with your redrafting process.
Drama is life… with all the boring bits cut out. Nathan Evans talks a little about how to construct a scene that fulfils its objectives in the wider script without boring your audience.
When done just right, surprising your audience can be the perfect way to get them to talk about your show hours after the curtain has closed. Chris Hales tells us the secret to writing plot twists.
When it comes to pitching your script to producers and directors alike, you will need to sell your idea to get them on board. Kiefer Williams discusses what you need to include within your script treatment.
Sharon Colpman gives us an insight into the five helpful character exercises she uses in order to help flesh out the characters that live in her plays.
Playwright Mark Burrow discusses his own story about how he started writing and where he takes inspiration from when it comes to constructing new stories for the stage.
Laying out the journey your character is going to take often proves tricky. Nathan Evans talks through his tips and tricks for nailing your character arcs.
Pippa Moss discusses the ins and outs of finding your writer’s voice and how to hone your artistic input doing the thing playwrights do best: writing.