How to write a play in 10 days
Dear play of mine,
I will create your construction of grammar, structure and storyline. But we first got to know each other.
I had different sorts of ideas for you, to be honest, as I’m writing here, I have no idea, what will be my theme, but I am hoping as my writing continues, I’ll find it. And you, my play, will help me. So you, reader, as well as I, writer, are at the same page of progress, we both don’t know what will wait us in the end.
One thought was to write of Diets and then actually live it through on my body. You know that famous “video-diary of diets” that you so can see around different TV shows, but frankly I have no determination to put my body through trauma like that.
I really wanted to do something like “writing 30 plays with 30 days”, but I do not want to repeat someone else’s experience, I prefer to monitor it.
If you have arrived to reading my text so far, you can notice some sort of funny structures in my sentences, perhaps the order of words, some grammatical mistakes, minor and major, then I will tell you: you’re right! I am an Estonian and for me English isn’t something, where I want to sound as perfect as one can get, but rather still look to it as simply a language that I can use to paint pictures, just instead colors, I use words.
Language anyway is nothing else than words and rules. But who made them anyway? And who are we to stay true to those words and rules?
I come back to diet theme, because seems it’s something one could work with. Not only could it be diet, but overall alternative-medicine. This leads to something I’d so love to experience too: live in world that has no electronics, but damn, I can’t live without my laptop.
Perhaps live life of a nudist, I love nudists, but its relatively cold in Estonia in November, would be just impossible.
What kind of more human labor rat I could be?
A rat that could also write. Or then labor rhino.
Now I spoke of language early before, so maybe that could be my theme. Beside English and Estonian, I have studied German, French, Portuguese, and Spanish… Sounds boring already, isn’t it, play? Yes, play nods.
But do you know how it all actually sounds like? As a play, called
“How to write a Play in 10 days?”
That will be my theme. Thanks for reading, good luck to everyone and goodnight.
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