Monday, March 19, 2018

Went to the first play rehearsal. Love the actors and their interpretations of my work. A mistake that the director noted that we didn't see before.  Oops.

Hope to have the other two 10-minute plays done this week.  I had to get stitches on my finger and couldn't type so I spent time thinking about my characters and reading other plays.

Send one off to a actor friend who is helping with it. Find someone to read the other and then hope to submit both to festivals by Saturday.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Here, Gwen, I'll help you out

Thanks Life!

So, I am all into writing plays now.  I do love the theatre. I have a very short play about the Civil Rights Movement that needs work.  The two characters are a white person and a black person.  Problem:  Don't know the motivation of someone white in this particular instance.

Went to the library and at the reference desk was this white man who looked like he might be willing to answer some questions (so I could gain some insight). Turns out his wife is very interested in activism for blacks.  We're gonna talk.  Hope to find the info I need to finish the work by mid-April.

Started a new play today.  Also found two places where I can send "No, Baby, No" for additional productions.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Play accepted!

My 10-minute play will be performed in the festival. Yay!

Friday, February 16, 2018


Editor says I still have time to get a story in. Still don't have a character, idea, or line.

10-minute play sent in. Director believes it has a good chance of being accepted. By Wednesday, I'll know. Took a techniques class with Robert Boswell and one thing I learned is how important the words are that characters speak. An assignment had us write a story and then condense it by choosing certain lines of narrative. We could use only one line of dialogue so you had to choose wisely. Has helped with with the two short plays I've written. Want to revise the other now but I need to do research and I already have a pile of articles and two theses to read for the novel.

Two other contests I'm hoping to enter. We'll see.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Did not get my contest entry in. Lost two days in late January to illness.

The play is good though. Have all the dialogue down. Need to go back, format and add stage directions. It's due in a few days as is a story I agreed to write for a publication and I haven't begun it. Don't even have a character😳

Am also judging a contest, the second this year, and next week I am a juror for another contest. I will not be sleeping for awhile.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

50 Word Stories

My story was picked as story of the week.

Way cool.

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Got the grant application in.

Have a friend who acts and directs. Community theatre is taking plays. I have a 10- minute one I'm going to revise, and if it gets accepted, she's going to direct it.  But first she's gonna read it and offer any needed suggestions. That's this weekend.

Then there's a contest I'm aiming for on the 7th.
Writing writing writing

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

I'm not a medium

but I filed my taxes and I can see that chair in my writing room in the very near future.😊