Young Playwrights 101 by Jonathan Dorf

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About The Book

Do your students want to write plays that will actually get produced? Or are you a budding young playwright yourself? Then meet your new best friend. Young Playwrights 101 will guide young writers through the playwriting process, from initial idea to submission. Created with young playwrights and those who teach them in mind, it's a complete course, organized in easy-to-follow lessons and filled with practical exercises designed to hone young writers' skills and get them writing better plays faster. Here are just a few examples of the topics you'll find inside Young Playwrights 101:


Creating Characters and Conflict
The Three Act Structure and its Alternatives
Choosing the Right Setting
The "Question" of the Play
How to Use an Outline
Handling Exposition
Using Punctuation to Write Better Dialogue
Beginning and Ending Your Play
Dealing with Writer's Block
Rewriting with The Writer's Web and the Troubleshooter's Checklist
How to Have a Useful Play Reading
The Playwright's Bill of Rights
A Suggested Reading List, Links to Young Playwrights Contests and much, much more...

Whether you're writing your first play, want to brush up on your skills or are looking for that missing "something" in your writing, Young Playwrights 101, is the jumpstart you need to write plays that make it to the stage.  Available in paperback ($19.95) or electronic ($16.95) versions.

Did You Know?

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