Sunday, 16 March 2014
From Poet to Playwright
I think writing plays could become a hobby of mine. I'm already working up a one act play that is loosely based on a story I started writing a few weeks ago. It was really good exercise for the old writing muscle. It forced me to carefully think about my characters surroundings. It made me be more aware of the interaction between each character and the environment, and their interaction with each other. You have to carefully consider each movement your character makes. There's no room for error because this won't be read in someone's head, this will (hopefully) be acted out in front of them.
I still have some final adjustments to make with the scene description and stage direction, but for the most part, my play is complete. I'm positive that if I continue going with this, I'll learn much more.