A fun online way to learn to write for the theatre
What you get Twenty steps or lessons which will improve your play writing ability. I will email you one step of the journey. Once you complete the lesson, email me the completed step or lesson and I will work with you to go from that step to the next. The lessons should be fun and if it works out the way I am hoping, it won't seem as if you are learning at all. But you will. You will be learning to succeed. These are all practical steps to success as a play wright. Enjoy the ride.
Hi there. My name is Charles Robertson and I am a writer. Yes, I admit it. A writer. For years I tried to avoid the inevitable, to even destroy the inevitable. The life of a writer can be a painfully lonely journey and who wants that kind of reponsibility? Who wants to be alone with your craft when everyone else seems to be having so much fun. Each step of writing for the theatre has been a hard-earned and lonely one for me. Being stubborn, I had to suffer each painful lesson by myself. There was no taking the easy way out for me. I have put together these twenty steps for one act playwriting to make it much easier and more fun for others to learn.
Sweating blood over a line in a play might seem like fun, a rite of passage but it need not be that difficult. Looking at a blank computer screen, a blank sheet of paper as the wheels in your head have stopped turning is a confidence killer. It is easier to avoid writers block if you are having fun. Negative feelings about your own ability turn doubt into a reality.
God gives us certain gifts and I would like to help others see the gifts that lie inside themselves and to recognize them, for what they are, a path to the future, a path to fulfilling your wonderful potential.
Today we have the possibility of making great relationships across land and sea. The internet has expanded human consciousness to a point, where artists aeound the world can all reach out and be connected.
By taking the twenty steps neccessary to complete this part of your writing journey, I will be constantly by your side helping out whenever you need it.
An important of these twenty steps is to own your own journey and not sit by the side of the road and wait for divine inspiration or divine intervention. As artists, we tend to have a puritanical belief that by doing good work we will be found. But we won't. We have to be actively engaged in creating our own future. Sometimes, luck will blast out of the dark sky like a lightning bolt and bless a writer with fame and fortune, but not usually. I will help to get you in control of your own destiny and of your own talent.
I will teach you my hard-earned lessons about how to control your own life and not let your life control you.
Each time you take a step forward, I will be there to offer input, to keep you on the path to writing success. And most of all, to make the journey fun.
Once you finish the course, we can build you a web presence to sell your script online. I will be there to offer advice and comfort along the way. To be an artist of any kind takes a leap of faith. Take the journey with me, the journey of twenty steps
In order to register, please email me at c.robertson(at)bottletreeinc(dot)com and give me your name, a sample of your writing, a monologue and a page of dialogue, your bio, your writing goals, permission to act as a non-exclusive publisher of your play, and the type of play you would like to write (Science Fiction, Comedy, Drama, Children's etc.) Once I receive the requested info, then we can start.
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