And sometimes that's what you need to write a new play. Sometimes a play spawns from that personal part of your life that you just have to get out. I started with just something that I wanted to say and as it started to pour out of me I started to see what was taking shape. There's something about your personal life that gives your plays something to that just rings of truth. It's like the raw ore that you pull out of the ground. It's now really workable yet but when you refine it in the fire of revision it really starts to shine.
|See real life is great sometimes...|
A lot of people say that pulling stuff from your personal life is not a great way to write a play. I say that's it's a great way to start a rough draft. Eventually you have to make it into an actual working play. But in the process of writing I think that it helps you a lot to look for the material that life has already given you to get your play going.
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