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The New, Improved Playwright's Survival Guide: Keeping the Drama in Your Work and Out of Your Life

The New, Improved Playwright's Survival Guide: Keeping the Drama in Your Work and Out of Your Life

Gary Garrison

ISBN: 9780325008165

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The first edition of "The Playwright's Survival Guide" made life simpler for writers by offering an emotional, spiritual, and commonsensical approach to the profession and, most important, to their own writing. Now Gary Garrison returns and makes life even easier with a fully updated and revised "New, Improved" edition of his bible for aspiring and established playwrights.

Garrison's how-to guide includes inspirational stories, tricks of the trade, and reassurance, and it now incorporates new information on dramatic structure, synopsizing a play, and avoiding the perils that can sink well-intentioned staged readings - all while maintaining the candid, enthusiastic, and, sometimes, salty voice that made the first edition so popular. Demystifying the playwriting process, Garrison speaks directly to practitioners, offering the lessons of the craft in his trademark blend of honesty, humor, and horse sense. He explores the questions that playwrights face every day, including: uncovering inspiration dealing with criticism turning off the internal critic finding teachers and mentors and then maintaining relationships with them self-promoting the smart way triumphing over writer's block staying healthy in the art and the business after your fingers are off the keyboard. Don't just make a living at playwriting. Read "The New, Improved Playwright's Survival Guide" and make a life of it.

Gary Garrison

Gary Garrison

Gary Garrison is the Executive Director of the Dramatist Guild of America, the national organization of playwrights, lyricists and composers. Prior to his work at the Guild, Mr. Garrison filled the posts of Artistic Director, Producer and full-time faculty member in the Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he produced over forty-five festivals of new work, ... view full profile

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