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Does anyone know any online classes where I can learn to write plays?

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I found spending a summer reading plays day and night was the best thing for me. I learned what made a play work, the structure, the rhythm, the conciseness of language, subtext, "writing to the bones." character development, and so very much more. That is the best class I know: diving in and feeling the current.

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I agree with edd. You can take classes/workshops and I have and found them mostly informative and productive.

Why not go to the library and tell yourself you are going to read a play every other day for a month, whether you like the play or not. Just finish reading each play and write down for yourself what you thought about it.

Or get a buddy or two and all read the same play and then discuss it.

Today I ran across this article:

MFA vs. NYC: campus quads vs. Brooklyn brownstones; agents vs. professors; short stories vs. novels; workshops vs. publishing parties... moreĀ»


http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116778/mfa-vs-nyc-most-useful-explanation-how-writers-get-paid


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IMR



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