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Typical Conversation Linda Escalera Price: I'm a playwright. Guy: Really? How did you end up doing that? LEP: The only thing I can manage to write well is dialogue. Guy: You think that's good dialogue? LEP: No, not really, but I was just answering -- Guy: Would I have seen anything you've written? LEP: I really don't know. Ever seen a play in LA or off-off Broadway or the dozens of the places my work has been produced? If so, you might have seen my short play "Welcome to Florida" (published by Brooklyn Publishers) or one of my full-length plays like "Silent Heroes" or "Harps & Harmonicas". If you hang out at schools or churches you might have seen one of my children's plays or a chancel drama or two. Perhaps the cantata "Believe." Guy: So, do you make a living as a playwright? LEP: Not a very good living . . . Guy: Yeah, that's what I thought. To find out more about me check out www.priceswrite.com, Like me at https://www.facebook.com/LindaEscaleraPrice or follow me @ladderprice.

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Let’s Get Started

by Linda Escalera Price   When is it time to start a new project?  Right now.  No matter what else you have going on. “Make sure you have another play ready to go.”  Fellow playwright Faye Sholiton offered me this advice early in my career.  I’m pretty sure it was between bites at lunch during […]

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Getting Out Of Bed

by Linda Escalera Price   You haven’t seen me for a while.  In fact, my blogmates haven’t seen me for a while. There’s a good reason.  Which turned into a lousy reason.  And the lousy reason lead to a downright pathetic reason. If you recall – or if you go dig in the archives – […]

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Don’t Watch The Play

Not long after I started writing my first play, I called a local playwright and asked if I buy him lunch and pick his brain.  (Food is always a good way to reach theatre people.)  It was very productive lunch – my hand had barely stopped moving, I was trying to take notes so quickly.  […]

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Reading the Signature

It was the final exam for a graduate level philosophy course.  My friend Robert had read and studied the work of major philosophers all semester.  He had a solid A going into the final.  The paper slid in front of him, and he started to read.  It was a list of statements, and he was […]

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Why Everyone Needs A Volleyball

“WILSON!” That one word sums up our human need for community. When Tom Hanks lost Wilson in Castaway, his grief was palpable.  It wrenched the souls of millions of people.  In fact, I just watched the clip again in the middle of McAllister’s Deli and almost started crying at his pain. And Wilson was a […]

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Structurelessness

I started this post several times.  I kept trying to get my hands around structure – to find a context in which to explain it.   Then I thought I would write about structure in terms of Aristotle’s Poetics. But he’s already done that. Then I thought, “I’m a playwright.  I should write about the changes in […]

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Grammar Blessings. And Curses.

I hate grammar.  I have been putting off this post, because I hate grammar.  I used to be good at it.  Now I’ve forgotten everything except the occasional comma rule.  And capitalization, I’m pretty good at that.  And incomplete sentences.  (I’m really good at those.)  And run-on sentences.  And subjective vs objective pronouns.  Okay, so […]

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Rejecting Rejection

I am the daughter of a Marine aviator.  I have two older brothers who were mean to me in the way older brothers are to younger sisters who want to tag along and do everything they do.   I began my career as a competitive athlete at age five. I have a tough skin. I spent […]

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When It Comes To Submitting, Fugetaboutit.

For some writers, submitting is an obsession.  Not the act of submitting – which might be a good thing to be obsessed about.  I’m talking about the aftermath of submitting.  The waiting game.  I know writers who check email and snail mail constantly like a teenage girl awaiting a call following a first date.  If […]

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The Next Big Thing! (Linda)

Last week author of the fantasy “Mad Kestrel”, Misty Massey (http://madkestrel.livejournal.com) tagged me on her blog, as part of a chain of authors called THE NEXT BIG THING. Today it’s my turn to reciprocate and to pass on the torch. I’m going to answer questions about my new project. Then I’m going to tag some […]

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