This is a meaningless blog post

This is a meaningless blog post. This is a thing I'm writing for the sake of writing a thing. You shouldn't even bother reading it. This is a meaningless blog post. It's not that I don't have anything more substantive to write about. I do. It's just that those things require more time, more thought, … Continue reading This is a meaningless blog post

4 reasons to love writing workshops

I'm currently a part of the Women's Theatre Alliance of Chicago's New Play Development Workshop. We've had three meetings so far, and I'm already loving it. It has been years since I've been in a writer's group or done a writing workshop. I had forgotten how wonderful they are. Here are four reasons that I … Continue reading 4 reasons to love writing workshops

When was the last time you did nothing?

I read an article called Why Theater Majors Are Vital in the Digital Age and was struck by this paragraph: A colleague tells a story about assigning a scene from a 1970s play in which one character waits on a park bench for some time. The actor was unable to conceive of any kind of "waiting" that … Continue reading When was the last time you did nothing?

20 super short love stories

In an effort to fight my writer's ennui I decided to play with one of my favorite writing exercises: forced brevity. Previously, I've written lists of very short scary stories and very short silly stories. This time I tried my hand at being romantic. Here are 20 super short love stories: When he arrived at … Continue reading 20 super short love stories

Writer’s block versus writer’s ennui

I haven't been writing much lately. I don't have writer's block. I don't. I have plenty of ideas for things to write: blog posts, plays, stories, and even a couple of books. When I make myself write I don't stare at a blank screen or page; I write. Sure, some things I write are better … Continue reading Writer’s block versus writer’s ennui