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Announcements > Agent Feedback on my Novel (2 replies - 4698 views)

Hi there To be honest, I havent been focusing on pushing any of my plays at the moment - I was pretty grumpy about even taking ...   Sun Nov 1st, 2009 01:00 pm

Announcements > Agent Feedback on my Novel (2 replies - 4698 views)

Hi all, I kind of faded for quite a few months - mainly due to churning out what became a 650+ page epic fantasy adventure ...   Sat Oct 31st, 2009 01:09 pm

Announcements > My 'Dogs of the Blue Gods' play at Brown University (6 replies - 8352 views)

thanks for the applause :) Not sure what any of this'll mean in real terms. I guess at worst - it gets me out of the ...   Tue Mar 3rd, 2009 06:12 pm

Announcements > My 'Dogs of the Blue Gods' play at Brown University (6 replies - 8352 views)

According to the info I've got so far, its happening 8-11th July and again during their 'Festival week' - specifically on July 31st and Aug ...   Thu Feb 26th, 2009 03:51 pm

Announcements > My 'Dogs of the Blue Gods' play at Brown University (6 replies - 8352 views)

Got word totally out of the blue, from Brown University. My 'Dogs of the Blue Gods' play - even though its been staged elsewhere, has ...   Thu Feb 26th, 2009 01:14 pm

Take the Stage > The Smell of Burning Brainnssss (15 replies - 16308 views)

Just adding an update for my future self to stare at... Currently editing on page 535 - and the length of the book now, has slowly ...   Mon Feb 23rd, 2009 12:13 pm

Take the Stage > The Smell of Burning Brainnssss (15 replies - 16308 views)

thanks all, for the kind words. No rest yet though, got to edit it all (only about - gulp - 500+ pages to do), and then ...   Sat Jan 31st, 2009 12:55 pm

Take the Stage > The Smell of Burning Brainnssss (15 replies - 16308 views)

The book is finished. Six months of writing. 193 000+ words. Finally, I experienced the thrill of writing 'THE END.' That was on page 735. *wipes sweat* Technically, I've ...   Thu Jan 29th, 2009 08:43 pm

Take the Stage > The Smell of Burning Brainnssss (15 replies - 16308 views)

With 180 000 words written so far, I'm now on 643 pages. Christmas break? What Christmas break? :) And after 17 pages or so of climactic ...   Sun Jan 11th, 2009 02:44 pm

Take the Stage > The Smell of Burning Brainnssss (15 replies - 16308 views)

Well, I'm not quite outdoing Tolkien at the moment, but that said... I'm fast approaching 500 pages (technically 479) - and all things going well, am ...   Tue Dec 2nd, 2008 11:06 pm

Critique my Play > For the Love of an Infinite Number of Monkeys (reporst) (6 replies - 7106 views)

Just a quick word re the Monkeys play...Paddy is quite right. I had pages of the piece up here for a while, and then after ...   Wed Oct 15th, 2008 01:44 pm

Take the Stage > The Smell of Burning Brainnssss (15 replies - 16308 views)

Just to pause, gasping for breath in my old haunt for a moment.   Currently I've reached 311 pages in this ongoing Saga I'm writing. Apparently I'm going ...   Thu Oct 2nd, 2008 05:50 pm

Take the Stage > The Smell of Burning Brainnssss (15 replies - 16308 views)

while I find that I can also get hung up on tweaking phrases and paragraphs, for me (and specifically in the prose thing I'm writing) ...   Thu Aug 14th, 2008 02:47 pm

Take the Stage > The Smell of Burning Brainnssss (15 replies - 16308 views)

Thanks for the reply Edd, I was wondering if I was alone in getting this total immersion problem - which never seemed to appear with ...   Tue Aug 12th, 2008 12:53 pm

Take the Stage > The Smell of Burning Brainnssss (15 replies - 16308 views)

Hi all, I've done a rapid gear change and have been writing a book for the last few weeks (about 120 pages done so far) - ...   Mon Aug 11th, 2008 02:07 pm

Announcements > When is a play not a play? (30 replies - 28178 views)

I also have this angst over the idea that a story can be suitably told in one page, or ten pages - even though I ...   Sat Jul 19th, 2008 03:31 pm

Announcements > 'School Shootings' Play at Scottish Festival July 3rd (6 replies - 8219 views)

Thanks all for the kind words and positive thoughts - even though I'm naturally hoping for a howling, outraged mob to erupt from the theatre, ...   Tue Jul 1st, 2008 02:39 pm

Announcements > 'School Shootings' Play at Scottish Festival July 3rd (6 replies - 8219 views)

The first airing of my cheerfully evil political piece, originally titled 'Putting the Fun Back Into School Shootings' - but retitled 'The Normal Sounds of ...   Fri Jun 27th, 2008 02:18 pm

Question & Answer > Is it cheating to seek out critique? (14 replies - 15587 views)

I think 'cheating' is the wrong word to use, its already loaded with negatives. Some people seem to need and improve by hearing the criticisms of ...   Tue Jun 10th, 2008 02:22 pm

Question & Answer > New to play writing (11 replies - 12863 views)

Just to throw my two cents cat amongst the pigeons, theatre-writing requires imagination from the start. Whether you have a story unfolding in a limbo ...   Fri Jun 6th, 2008 01:59 pm

Success Stories > Playwrights Round Table (4 replies - 11256 views)

re the Playwrights Round Table. Given that I haven't paid for a single submission in a year, and also that they (PRT) have a pretty solid ...   Sun May 25th, 2008 12:38 pm

Take the Stage > Just finished NEW one.. (a South Africa-related play) (2 replies - 4874 views)

I put my shoulder to the wheel, keep my eye on the ball, my nose to the grindstone - and in that contorted position, try ...   Sun May 18th, 2008 12:09 am

Critique my Play > "Die, the Beloved Country" (1 reply - 4122 views)

Done extensive revisions, and tweaks - new page count is 135.. Here's the blurb off the title page: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you ...   Fri May 16th, 2008 12:59 pm

Success Stories > reading - Living Theatre. May 6 (tonight) NY (4 replies - 11531 views)

well, there werent a lot of people there unfortunately, but still, it went pretty good, the actors were really nice, and given there was only ...   Sat May 10th, 2008 12:24 am

Critique my Play > "Die, the Beloved Country" (1 reply - 4122 views)

(excerpt removed by poster) I'd put some of the more, er, 'evocative' moments in the piece here, but out of context, they're a little scary. ...   Fri May 9th, 2008 12:25 am

Take the Stage > Just finished NEW one.. (a South Africa-related play) (2 replies - 4874 views)

Had to tell someone, so *tag* you're it :) Put the final moments down today, for this new, rather hectic full length piece I've been solidly ...   Thu May 8th, 2008 02:37 am

Success Stories > reading - Living Theatre. May 6 (tonight) NY (4 replies - 11531 views)

well, one of my plays, which won perhaps the biggest theatre award at the time, in South Africa - the 'Amstel Playwright of the Year' award ...   Tue May 6th, 2008 03:29 pm

Success Stories > reading - Living Theatre. May 6 (tonight) NY (4 replies - 11531 views)

My play 'Dogs of the Blue Gods' is getting a reading at 8pm TONIGHT (May 6th) @ The Living Theatre, 21 Clinton St. New York, ...   Tue May 6th, 2008 12:15 pm

Success Stories > Playwrights Round Table (4 replies - 11256 views)

re Living Theatre, apparently email notices went out - and its happening tomorrow night (May 6th) at 8pm @ The Living Theatre, 21 Clinton St. ...   Tue May 6th, 2008 02:01 am

Success Stories > Playwrights Round Table (4 replies - 11256 views)

got mail from these folks, saying they've selected my decidedly bizarre 10 minute piece titled 'A Dead Soldier in the Family' for their Red vs. ...   Mon May 5th, 2008 10:05 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > William Topaz McGonagall (2 replies - 4023 views)

re william mcgonagall.. of course I've heard of him! the uber brilliantly bad poet - years back I had the book spike milligan wrote about him ...   Mon May 5th, 2008 08:30 pm

Question & Answer > Use of a Glossary (8 replies - 9165 views)

re reusing words which have key meanings, yeah, I've been doing that here and there.. also though, it helps to have intro'd an American character who ...   Sat May 3rd, 2008 04:44 pm

Question & Answer > Use of a Glossary (8 replies - 9165 views)

Just a minor update- realized I had to find a middle ground between totally genuine SA speech patterns, and 'normal' Western speech - in order to ...   Fri May 2nd, 2008 06:40 pm

Take the Stage > JUST DELIVERED A HEATHY BABY (12 replies - 11512 views)

much congratulations! We all knew you had it in you :) rest up, no line dancing or conga's for a couple of days :P ...   Wed Apr 30th, 2008 01:02 am

Question & Answer > Use of a Glossary (8 replies - 9165 views)

I suppose I should've given more precise examples of 'non English' moments that I'm needing to 'explain'.. Given that 'UK english and slang to US comprehension, ...   Tue Apr 22nd, 2008 04:32 pm

Question & Answer > Use of a Glossary (8 replies - 9165 views)

Hi all Busy working on a play set in South Africa. As folks may or may not know, there's an awful lot of verbal 'shorthand' and multi-language slang ...   Tue Apr 22nd, 2008 02:43 pm

Take the Stage > Plays that go flat. (9 replies - 10206 views)

I agree with the idea that plays should be spunky, sparky and full of attitude in whatever ways pleases the writer. So much of what ...   Mon Apr 21st, 2008 02:51 pm

Ideas & Suggestions > A Question re cutting and pasting to forum (4 replies - 11374 views)

Thanks Edd. I couldnt work out if I was doing something wrong - as the hours passed and I kept on tweaking, trying to get ...   Fri Apr 18th, 2008 06:11 pm

Ideas & Suggestions > A Question re cutting and pasting to forum (4 replies - 11374 views)

Sorry if this is in the wrong place, it seemed to be the area dealing with 'the forum' generally. I wanted to ask, I seem ...   Fri Apr 18th, 2008 12:18 pm

Critique my Play > new one "The Rocket's Red Glare" (7 replies - 8277 views)

thanks for the feedback, it's made me relook at this piece, and see some initial weaknesses, and take more effort to fix 'er up. that said, ...   Thu Apr 17th, 2008 04:21 am

Critique my Play > new one "The Rocket's Red Glare" (7 replies - 8277 views)

EDIT: reposted, sorry about the delay, had a day of chores which took over... ...   Wed Apr 16th, 2008 07:14 pm

Critique my Play > new one "The Rocket's Red Glare" (7 replies - 8277 views)

Edd... damn! - re the character names saying it all .. I honestly never even saw that!!!! ('ash and bones') DAMN!!! Well spotted!! Never thought of it ...   Mon Apr 14th, 2008 03:41 pm

Critique my Play > new one "The Rocket's Red Glare" (7 replies - 8277 views)

Well its an odd opening - as it kind of opens, as the first 'initial' conflict occurs - namely, a soldier in a missile silo, ...   Mon Apr 14th, 2008 03:03 pm

Critique my Play > new one "The Rocket's Red Glare" (7 replies - 8277 views)

(REMOVED - tried to add a new segment from the piece, but after half an hour of adjusting page layout, gave up. Life's too short ...   Mon Apr 14th, 2008 01:23 am

Critique my Play > For the Love of an Infinite Number of Monkeys (reporst) (6 replies - 7106 views)

thanks for taking a look :) re taking a moment to get into it, well, it could be the play itself - as apart from a ...   Mon Apr 7th, 2008 07:10 pm

Critique my Play > For the Love of an Infinite Number of Monkeys (reporst) (6 replies - 7106 views)

(removed) why?  Enough already :) Nothing to see here, keep moving :P ...   Fri Apr 4th, 2008 02:09 am

Take the Stage > Finished a New One (11 replies - 11946 views)

Just for the heck of it, posted first 10 pages of the piece, over at http://www.stageplays-forum.com/forum18/2226.html (hopefully I got the url right) Given the very weird structure of ...   Wed Apr 2nd, 2008 07:54 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > (10 pages)"For The Love of an Infinite Number of Monkeys" (0 replies - 3951 views)

(sorry, think I posted in the wrong subforum, have reposted this excerpt in http://www.stageplays-forum.com/forum6/2231.html ...   Wed Apr 2nd, 2008 07:39 pm

2021 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2021 > 2008/2009 The Pen is a Mighty Sword International Playwriting Competition (14 replies - 20050 views)

sent them my 'For the Love of an Infinite Number of Monkeys'. ...   Thu Mar 27th, 2008 10:00 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Another South African. A real newbie. (4 replies - 6265 views)

just wanted to say hi, as a former South African writer/performer - theres nothing wrong with staging your own work.. Its often the best way ...   Mon Mar 24th, 2008 03:27 pm


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