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Your Guide to Playwriting Competitions in 2015

Competitions can be a great way to break into the industry as an emerging writer.  Making a shortlist or winning a competition can be a huge step up in a writer’s career.  And, most importantly, a competition deadline can be great motivation to write, regardless of the outcome. 2015 is a big year for playwriting …

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How to produce your own work – part 4: Building your team

   Kimberley Andrews continues her series on producing her own show.  In her fourth post, she talks about how to build your team, what to expect from a director and the benefits of bringing other people on board… So, by this point, I had material, a venue and I had figured out that putting my …

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Happy New Year from London Playwrights Blog!

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably made new year’s resolutions that involve playwriting; whether it’s to make more time to write, to apply for more writing opportunities or to get that script finished! So, we thought it would be a good time to share with you the exciting stuff we have coming up in …

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How to produce your own work – Part 3: Budgets & Profit

In the third post of the series about bringing her own writing to the stage, Kimberley Andrews talks money: can you produce a show without breaking the bank and should you dare to dream of making a profit? Producing my own show was many things: it was a small glimpse in to what it might be …

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How to produce your own work – Part 2: Finding a venue

Kimberley Andrews continues her quest to bring her own writing to the stage, sharing her top tips along the way. In the second post of the series, she looks at venues: how to find them, what to expect from them and when to run away screaming. In my case, finding a venue required looking no …

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How to train yourself to write every morning

Trying to fit regular writing time into your life can be a really daunting task. Some of us are lucky enough to have the flexibility to write whenever we want, but for most people, long term commitments like work, family and relationships can make regular time at the keyboard difficult to get a handle on. …

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How to produce your own work – Part 1: Getting started

Tired of rejection letters and fed up of waiting for someone else to produce her work, Kimberley Andrews decided to bite the bullet and bring her own writing to the stage. But where to start? In the first of an eight part series, she relates the trials and torments of self-producing, sharing her Dos and …

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