Monthly Archives: May 2010

They Do Say It’s Your Birthday

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It’s my birthday tomorrow. I don’t care what anybody says…I love birthdays, and the older I get the more I want to celebrate them.  So I’m off with Mr D (I decided to stop calling him “hubby” here – he …

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Notices

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I’m aware that my blogs have been a tad on the long-winded side lately, so I thought I’d give us all a break and just post  a few notices today: 1.  Writer and editor of Gold Dust Magazine, David Gardiner,  …

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Going Beyond the Words: The Process of Rehearsing

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This week we started rehearsals for ”The Next Curve.”  As a writer, this was utterly fascinating.  Yes, I have already had the intriguing experience of workshopping plays, both my own which I discussed here, and someone else’s, which I described …

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A Long-Awaited Announcement

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I have been waiting a long time to officially tell you this….My new novel, A Clash of Innocents, is going to be published! The aimed-for publication date is October, 2010 and it will be published by a new indie publishing …

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From Sh*t-M*x to Stanley Park

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I know I’m a control freak, but I couldn’t have organized the timing of this if I tried….. On September 30, 2008, CurvingRoad opened it’s biggest production to date, the play Sh*t–M*x by Leo Richardson.  Perhaps you remember? It ran …

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How to Put on a Play: The Next Lesson

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It might seem as if all has gone quiet on the theatre front, but don’t you be deceived.  The last post about CurvingRoad’s new production was all about the workshop here.  Since then we’ve held production meetings where the  “creative …

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Elizabeth Baines and "Too Many Magpies" on Tour

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One of the great pleasures of this writing life of mine is that I get to know other writers and follow their work.  Elizabeth Baines is one of these.  I first became aware of her work via her excellent short …

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Pretty Please

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I thought I’d write about an issue that a new writer may not think about: permission.  Let’s say you find the perfect line for your character to quote to her beloved, or there’s a song lyric you have always loved …

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