Day 48: How to help make the best dramatic use of your story’s setting or location

What I was doing was… Doing a lil thinkin about the scene locations for my play and how they could work better to help characters develop or exert more dramatic conflict. Noodles with some ideas, decided I liked some voices already made and identified and couple of scenes that could be fit from being relocated -I find external and environmental conflict a lot harder to think about than internal or

Day 46: How to help increase the unpredictability of your story to keep your audience on its toes

What I was doing was… More background thinking on the play today, specifically about how to keep the audience on their toes by making sure the unfolding of the plot isn’t predictable (that’s bloody hard in this narrative-savvy culture of ours). Defined two or three things I can pay attention to in character work and in designing scenes. What helped was thinking back to the character archetype stuff (Day 38)

Day 45: How to use your character and story intentions to structure ad pace your narrative

What is was doing was… Thinking about the chronology of events in my play today. Some of the feedback I received suggested for some a lack of clarity about the sequence of events and, checking in with myself, I do intend for it to be a linear narrative and I more firmly established the timescale of events. What helped me get to this was in part holding one of the

Day 44: How to help task yourself well for those small windows of developing thinking

What I was doing was… Writing to develop my thinking on the setting of the play and how those intentions could be sharpened in the script. Experienced a satisfying coming together of some instinctive random choices I made, with the character and theme work I’ve done. I realise what totally helps me pick up these discreet tasks in the tiny window of a given day is tasking myself well -to