On Writing : Resources for Playwriting by Don Santiago

Resources for Playwriting

Hi All, I am a screenwriter who came up with a great idea for a play. I wrote it but not too sure of it as of yet since I've only read a couple of books and articles on how to write one. Can anybody recommend anymore books, online classes(I prefer those), and online resources to help me perfect my craft? Thanks, Don

Herman Yenwo

Pam, while I will never claim in the affirmative that 'Writers are depressed' I can certainly say that most writers are like professors - folks with a great deal of knowledge but most are NOT wealthy. To avoid insanity, the average writer in my humble opinion, should have a day job until they hit the jackpot.

Olakunle Agboola

Don, I am recommending my book for you. It will be of help. http://www.lulu.com/shop/olakunle-agboola/the-struggle/paperback/product...

Joleene DesRosiers

I would also add that reading plays similar to the genre you're writing is very helpful, too. I love wit and comedy. Before I wrote my first play in '97, I read a series of Niel Simon plays first, and then a bunch of award-winning comedic plays. I wanted to know what made them tick. What made them Pulitzer Prize winners? So that, combined with writing workshops, works for me.

Don Santiago

Thanks all for your help.

Regina Lee

Break a leg, Don!!

Andy Moseley

Hi Don, I have to recommend my own online course http://www.andymoseley.com/scriptwriting.html I think it's good! Andy

Grant Vuille

Above all else, Don, make sure that your play is CORRECTLY FORMATED! Otherwise, it will be rejected without even a glance. There are FREE templates online for formatting--be sure & use these...I'm not kidding, it's a jungle out there.

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