First Blog from one of our writers...

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From writer Kenneth Emson...

So.
An Idea.
Surely this can't be that hard.
I've done this before.
Short play in response to a theme.
A few days to write it.
There's got to be an idea in my head somewhere...
Make a cup of tea.
That will make it better.
Have some breakfast.
That will make it better.
Can't write on an empty stomach.
Watch an episode of The Shadow Line on BBC I player (started brilliantly, tailed off, now has got good again - treat yourself, have a watch)
That will make it better.
Text a couple of actors just on the off chance that an idea comes we might have someone to to act it.
Have another cup of tea.
Decide to just start.
Just fucking start.
Write something down.
just a few words.
There it is.
There it is.
That idea.
I knew you were there.
Just needed to give you a prod.
Now the characters.
A mixture of me, my friends, the people I know, the people I have met, the people I see on TV.
Mixed up.
Good.
An idea.
Some characters.
Now I can be happy.
Have some lunch.
Watch another episode of the Shadow line.
Have another cup of tea.
It's all going to be fine.
It is.
I've got an idea
And characters.
I've done this before.
I've done this before....

 

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