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Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > (Still Life) Talking to Mother at Her Funeral (5 replies - 4453 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 - 2788 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 - 7670 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 - 2788 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 - 11502 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 - 11502 views)

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

Work-in-Progress > Needing some perspective (10 replies - 11502 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 - 11502 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 - 11502 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 - 3843 views)

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

Announcements > i gots me an invite! (7 replies - 5883 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 - 8058 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 - 4371 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 - 7196 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 - 7196 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 - 7196 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 - 7196 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 - 6500 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 - 2979 views)

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

Take the Stage > Plot v. Character (8 replies - 6935 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 - 5744 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 - 5045 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 - 3523 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 - 14762 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 - 14762 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 - 14762 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 - 9832 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 - 2836 views)

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

Success Stories > A record (1 reply - 4543 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 - 2342 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 - 4705 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 - 4705 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 - 4159 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 - 1809 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 - 5191 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 - 6892 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 - 2177 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 - 1915 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 - 2182 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 - 1892 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 - 4159 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 - 1765 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 - 5844 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 - 5844 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 - 6376 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 - 1793 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 - 4533 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

Critique my Play > Short Piece for fun and comment (3 replies - 3695 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

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > and that is when you know... (4 replies - 2998 views)

This poem puts a real elephant in the room, though, that must be addressed if it's to be satisfying: How does anyone know any ...   Sat Aug 8th, 2009 03:44 pm

Announcements > Finished a draft! (5 replies - 4533 views)

I finished a draft of a new one act today. Whew! Feels good to actually bring something to completion again. I had ...   Tue Aug 4th, 2009 01:50 am


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