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Follow your writing impulse and find your tribe

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I know that feeling. You laugh at the wrong line in a movie, you don’t understand the ‘in’ joke or get sad watching comedians.  It’s bad enough when it’s just you and your friends but when you’re in a room full of people you don’t know that’s tough! When trying something new, people don’t like to be shown up to be different in public. Of course.  I know I don’t. You are their guide.  You are the one saying, you […]

Find Your Authentic Voice

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Choosing what you write about will make it easy to write with passion. Pick an event to write about that excites you. To help yourself be at the heart of the latest information putting yourself at the centre of Theatre mailings. It can be a good idea to open a separate email account and use this to sign up for all theatre newsletters and creative company’s mail outs so this does not clog up your personal email inbox. This makes […]

Meet the writer within you

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You already write. Even if you don’t think so. This quick writing exercise will nail let your writing start fast. Think of the last time you explained to a colleague at the water cooler how great last night’s TV show was or raved on social media about what your friends missed when they skipped a trip to the movies. Put yourself in that moment. Write down what you said. So yes of course you already write. Even if you’re not […]

Theatre Reviewing .. What’s in it for me?

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There are a number of advantages to writing a theatre review not least what it can do for your own audience size! Having your work retweeted by others who find a review useful means your audience grows. Review writing slowly builds up an audience who rely on you.  They do not want to spend their time trawling the net for basic information you easily provide about running times and dates of a show they are interested in. And readers who feel passionate […]

Quick way to add value to your fast review

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Ever checked on line for some information you could not find? Frustrating isn’t it? Just think how useful it would be to know who the lead actor is in the play your co worker raved about before you bought tickets? Even more useful is knowing practical tips like how long does the show last so you can book your ride home and plan ahead. These facts are easy to note after you have seen a show […]

Review Tips 1

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When delivering your verdict of a performance in a review – here are three reference points for making your judgement. The career of an artist (writer, actor or director/producer/designer) The position of this work in a genre (an early style or late progression, reinterpretation or adaptation) The timing of the message of the show in the timeline of a society (is it old hat – is it something people have heard before?)