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Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > (Still Life) Talking to Mother at Her Funeral (5 replies - 3634 views)

Nice.  As usual, you are deft with your line breaks.  Something about the word "essence" gives me a small let-down, though.  Do you feel it?  ...   Tue Jun 14th, 2011 02:39 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Listen (2 replies - 2240 views)

Thanks, Timmy.  I greatly respect you as a poet, so it means a lot, your "enjoyed."  I liked playing with the rhyme.  Most of the ...   Mon Jun 13th, 2011 02:16 am

Critique my Play > The Road To Rhode Island (7 replies - 6551 views)

Well, I understand your point, IMR, but Clausey was asking for opinions and not just a cheering on.  Of course and always, the most important ...   Thu Jun 9th, 2011 01:52 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Listen (2 replies - 2240 views)

Listen. That's all I have to say. I have nothing to say, but I want you to listen. To my breath trying to ...   Wed Jun 8th, 2011 04:57 pm

Work-in-Progress > Needing some perspective (10 replies - 9619 views)

A huge thanks to all those who have replied to this, taken the time to read the play, and given me honest response.  Absolutely invaluable. Alan ...   Tue Mar 15th, 2011 10:58 pm

Work-in-Progress > Needing some perspective (10 replies - 9619 views)

Ah, got it! Thanks. ...   Tue Mar 15th, 2011 10:57 pm

Work-in-Progress > Needing some perspective (10 replies - 9619 views)

Thanks, Paddy.  I see how I can trim this down, have the teacher take a different tack at points. I'm surprised you didn't find that ...   Mon Mar 14th, 2011 01:35 pm

Work-in-Progress > Needing some perspective (10 replies - 9619 views)

Thanks, JustGo.  I appreciate you taking the time.  It's good to know the play pulled you in, but I can understand your sense that it's ...   Mon Mar 14th, 2011 04:27 am

Work-in-Progress > Needing some perspective (10 replies - 9619 views)

So, I know this is a tall order, but I'm going to paste in a ten-minute play I just wrote recently.  If any of you ...   Sun Mar 13th, 2011 03:24 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Almost (4 replies - 3312 views)

Excellent. ...   Wed Feb 2nd, 2011 03:33 am

Announcements > i gots me an invite! (7 replies - 4980 views)

Fun, fun! ...   Tue Jan 11th, 2011 02:37 am

Reviews and Critiques > New York Flop becomes a hit Everywhere else: "Almost Maine" (1 reply - 7503 views)

Kind of funny, from my perspective as someone who writes mainly for high schools.  By "successful" do you mean having lots and lots of productions ...   Mon Dec 20th, 2010 12:39 am

Question & Answer > a commission (4 replies - 3602 views)

I wrote a full-length play for a middle school group.  Originally, I asked for $500.00, I think, but the teacher actually said that's way too ...   Sun Dec 5th, 2010 01:57 pm

Question & Answer > Skype Session (9 replies - 6026 views)

Well said, Edd, and I'm becoming more and more aware of that "give back" voice in my soul, too.  As with every worthy thing, I ...   Thu Aug 12th, 2010 03:20 pm

Question & Answer > Skype Session (9 replies - 6026 views)

I thank everyone for the interesting commentary and advice.  Timmy's comment has me thinking, though, that technology like Skype could more and more replace face-to-face ...   Thu Aug 12th, 2010 01:52 am

Question & Answer > Skype Session (9 replies - 6026 views)

Thanks, Edd and In medias.  I'll tell the school I won't charge anything, but I'll need feedback for future reference.  ...   Mon Aug 9th, 2010 01:47 am

Question & Answer > Skype Session (9 replies - 6026 views)

I've had a school approach me to see if I might be interested in talking to a class of drama students via Skype.  This would ...   Sun Aug 8th, 2010 04:17 pm

Question & Answer > Producer needs recommendation (8 replies - 5420 views)

Loving Lives, available from Playscripts (playscripts.com).  Very community theater amenable play. ...   Sat Jul 31st, 2010 12:02 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > My Apology (3 replies - 2541 views)

This is a little gem.  Polished, touching, beautiful. ...   Fri Jul 30th, 2010 12:31 pm

Take the Stage > Plot v. Character (8 replies - 5921 views)

I find I'm very often gimmick-driven.  Frustrates me because I'd really like to do the old strong character in a compelling story.  But these large-cast ...   Wed Jul 7th, 2010 12:30 pm

Question & Answer > Any play suggestions? (5 replies - 4886 views)

If you don't mind a contemporary play, try Shun the Heaven available from Playscripts, Inc. (playscripts.com).  It might fit the bill.  One unit set, lead ...   Wed Jul 7th, 2010 12:46 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > No Writing Tonight (7 replies - 4131 views)

Maybe keep the final shoe singular, like the page? ...   Thu Jun 17th, 2010 05:07 pm

Critique my Play > Please take a look at my new play (3 replies - 2911 views)

This is more of a screen play than a stage play.  Is that your intention? ...   Thu Jun 17th, 2010 05:06 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > In search of a punchline! (14 replies - 12314 views)

Hey, can't you read the sign? It says no soliloquies, Pal. ...   Tue May 18th, 2010 02:30 am

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > In search of a punchline! (14 replies - 12314 views)

Same old question, same old answer, Bub: Whiskey. ...   Tue May 18th, 2010 12:58 am

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > In search of a punchline! (14 replies - 12314 views)

Oh, yeah? Here's my question, Hammy: What'll it be? ...   Tue May 18th, 2010 12:47 am

Work-in-Progress > An Angst Driven Teenage Social Awareness Play (5 replies - 8570 views)

Nice. If any play needs spoofing, it's Bang, Bang, You're Dead. Is this done? I think it could go even further. ...   Sun May 2nd, 2010 06:59 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > July in Sparks (2 replies - 2241 views)

What would you like to know about this poem? ...   Sun May 2nd, 2010 01:20 am

Success Stories > A record (1 reply - 3830 views)

Something new for me this week. I submitted two plays for publication electronically on Tuesday and got the acceptance on them both today, Thursday. ...   Thu Apr 1st, 2010 10:35 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > THE STAR AT THE APPLEGATE CARE CENTER (2 replies - 1886 views)

Nice last line. Overall, effective. ...   Fri Mar 26th, 2010 10:39 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Sonnet to These Strangers (5 replies - 3923 views)

Thanks, Edd, Timmy. That helps. I teach that specificity, ironically, leads to the greatest universal connections, but still I sometimes wonder. ...   Mon Mar 22nd, 2010 05:33 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Sonnet to These Strangers (5 replies - 3923 views)

I'm wondering if this poem I've written in response to a particular occasion has any meaning to those not privy to that specific moment. ...   Mon Mar 22nd, 2010 02:49 pm

Question & Answer > Playscripts (3 replies - 3088 views)

I called them--they were updating their website, thus disrupting their PIC. They assured me, though, that no service to customers was interrupted. ...   Wed Mar 3rd, 2010 04:51 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Abolition of Mirrors (0 replies - 1493 views)

Legislation resulting in the abolition of mirrors would be the greatest gift bequeathed to mankind since Prohibition. That turned out well. ...   Sun Feb 28th, 2010 05:22 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Unsaid (5 replies - 4358 views)

Holy...what are you, J. Brian Long, a professor? That's some mighty heavy analysis. Not inappropriate, but surprising. I liked the poem, Timmy. ...   Sun Feb 28th, 2010 04:35 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Confessions of a Freshman (1971) (10 replies - 5693 views)

Yeah, this one's a beauty. I'm up late, for some reason sifting through your poems like I've found a nice shell collection. It's ...   Sun Feb 28th, 2010 04:29 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Pre-Written (2 replies - 1837 views)

This is a very good one. Words, words, words. Little idiots. ...   Sun Feb 28th, 2010 04:26 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Elegy in A cappella, Maybe (1 reply - 1635 views)

Now, the last line of this I really like! Making sure no one leaves early. That's clever. ...   Sun Feb 28th, 2010 04:17 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > A Letter After (1 reply - 1784 views)

I like this, Timmy, though the last line said too much. I really like the opening, though, for some reason. I like god ...   Sun Feb 28th, 2010 04:15 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Funny (0 replies - 1568 views)

She: Funny how... He: What? She: No, you'll... He: What? She: You'll see right through me. He: But aren't you my transparent girl? ...   Sun Feb 28th, 2010 04:11 am

Question & Answer > Playscripts (3 replies - 3088 views)

Anyone else with Playscripts notice a slow down in orders compared to last year? And complete inactivity in the last couple of days, like ...   Sun Feb 28th, 2010 03:55 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Note #5 (0 replies - 1447 views)

Tomorrow may be the end of me. Yes, tomorrow, a good day for finishing what I never started. Yes, tomorrow. Tomorrow will do to undo what I haven't done. After all, ...   Sun Feb 28th, 2010 03:53 am

Work-in-Progress > Here's a new one! (2 replies - 5194 views)

I think I'll contact the publisher on this one. The answer is going to be no to this group. ...   Thu Jan 7th, 2010 01:40 am

Work-in-Progress > Here's a new one! (2 replies - 5194 views)

Thought you might be amused by this message I just received via Facebook about my play "The FFLEA Market": I've left off the name ...   Tue Jan 5th, 2010 06:14 pm

Success Stories > Alan's Tin Cup (4 replies - 5351 views)

Thanks for letting me know, Paddy. I haven't been on the site in a while, so I just ran across your post today. ...   Mon Oct 12th, 2009 09:07 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > In Another Life (1 reply - 1530 views)

I always enjoy your poetry, Timmy. I don't quite get this one, but it's provocative and seems whole. God leaves, the world falls ...   Wed Sep 16th, 2009 01:33 am

Announcements > Finished a draft! (5 replies - 3737 views)

No, no actual show. I meant script. The play was called "Offerings" and it was about a bunch of students who come with ...   Wed Sep 9th, 2009 05:56 pm

The Playwrights' Noticeboard > Call for Submissions! (5 replies - 7072 views)

I sent them some entries a couple days ago. Just hurry up and wait. Nature of the business, it seems! ...   Thu Sep 3rd, 2009 01:57 am

The Playwrights' Noticeboard > Call for Submissions! (5 replies - 7072 views)

Paddy, Have you had any of these accepted? Is the sample page you gave an example of the type of thing they're looking for? ...   Tue Sep 1st, 2009 01:06 am

Critique my Play > Short Piece for fun and comment (3 replies - 3053 views)

Hey, all--just a quick thing that came to me. It was a bit of fun. Any thoughts? Just two characters, so no ...   Wed Aug 19th, 2009 01:54 am


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