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My play is actually a retelling of events leading to the Trojan War. Primarily drawing on the account of Eris breaking up the feast with the apple of Discord. It is a comedy, naturally. Also, the time has been changed to the present.
For checking in on November 1 only. :)
Jack Kerouac's Spontaneous Prose Method: Apply freely
Spontaneous Prose method
Belief and Technique for Modern Prose, a list of thirty "essentials."
1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for your own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside your own house
4. Be in love with your life
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
19. Accept loss forever
20. Believe in the holy contour of life
21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
22. Don't think of words when you stop but to see picture better
23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
29. You're a Genius all the time
30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven
Well, here I am again his year. The timing just happens to coincide with a couple of projects I am working on. "A Thorn Between the Roses" is the working title for my current full-length play. I am also working on my first feature length screenplay this month entitled "The Night Demon." I've been delaying work on "Thorn...Roses" as long as I can so I will probably jump in at midnight. I have the characters and a vague outline, but don't know where it will go. Glad to be back with you all.
Hey all. Dusty Wilson here. So, I am keeping the plot very close to my chest this time around, mainly because things are still evolving and changing. The main topic features this year's Iranian election.
File me in the rule breaker/rebel category. I'm returning to a play I started and then floundered on during NaPlWriMo 2007 - Dumb Puppy.
Oh Dumb Puppy. Dumb Puppy. It's taken me awhile to figure out how to write this one, but I'm ready to take aim again. And very excited about it, too.
Additionally, I've made a little deal with myself. I need to finish my thesis also. So here's the deal - I'm writing 2.5 pages of play a day (minimum) and I'm also obliged to write 2.5 pages of thesis per day (thesis is begun, but lingering like the ghost of Hamlet). Or to bastardize Mark Twain - rumors of my death have been grossly exaggerated...I'm just writing my thesis. I'm going to use my NaPlWriMo daily check-in as a way to hold myself accountable for getting the thesis whipped into shape and turn-in-able by December.
I'm from South Africa and I just finished an online course on Scriptwriting for TV/Film & Theatre. My tutor referred me to this site and advised me to give this challenge a go.Great site by the way! Really awesome! So I took her advice and I'm going to try write a play in 30 days! I hope it goes alot better than some other things that I've tried in the past for the first time! I have never done this before, so I am kind of nervous but I am trying to stay positive and think of how I am going to feel when I finish the play! The sense of achievement must be really awesome! I've got a couple of ideas but nothing concrete yet, will keep you all posted! Thank you.
This is a play about a newsman who hires a female private detective to find his brother and sister-in-law and ten year old niece, who have gone missing in the German Alps. It is 1935. There will be a Canadian bent, as it is also about the closed doors of those times, so that even if our heroine gets them out, she's also got to get them INTO a safe place.
"Sister Op" is in homage to Dash Hammett's stories of private agency operatives [aka Pinkerton detectives].
Off the Pipes (tentative) is about Frank Curts, a quarterback in the Industrial Football League (IFL). Curts is an accomplished quarterback but has never won the league championship. The closest he got was early in his career but a last second field goal bounced off the goal posts - the pipes, as they are called - and was missed because the kicker was high from smoking crack. Curts will remember this forever.
Many years later, Curts' career is ending when he's injured during a pre-season game. The team assumes he will retire and it immediately signs a young player to replace him. Curts announces he intends to rehabilitate his injury and rejoin the team during the season.
However, the new quarterback rallies the team with a style of football that taps into the strengths and skills of every player. It is no longer Frank Curts and 25 other teammates. Unexpectedly, the new quarterback leads the team into the championship game.
Curts watches the season from the sidelines. Privately, he tells friends he could still win any game at any time.
During the championship, with the team losing, the new quarterback is hurt. Curts has one last chance to win the championship which has eluded him. He puts the team in a position to win and in comes the same field goal kicker who missed years earlier. Despite Curts' protests and claims of contiuned drug use, the kicker swears he gave up crack long ago.
But this is Curts' last chance to win a championship and he does not want lose again. Does he think the kicker is clean enough to win the game? Will Frank Curts actually believe his teammate is Off the Pipes?
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The first 12 days of NaPlWriMo will also conicide with rhearsals for Lit Between the Ears - The Plays of William E. Spear. This is a collection of five plays debuting for audiences in New Jersey. All the plays are written for audio and are included in Mayonnaise in My Cake and Other Holiday Delights. # 30 #
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