Writing a coherent and immersive play or musical is far from an easy task. Writing and composing takes an extraordinary amount of effort, time, and most importantly, passion. If you only want to write plays in your free time or as a hobby, I would suggest finding a different interest. Writing takes unparalleled drive and creativity, if you have been having a rough time getting started or you just don’t know exactly where to start, here are some tips.
Keeping Up With The Culture –
The cultural aspect is an under recognized aspect of writing for plays or musicals. You should be fully aware of the current climate of this particular area of entertainment. Keeping up with Broadway play reviews and other similar publications will ensure that you are informed as to what is “in” right now in the world of a playwright. This should make it easier for you to find what will work and more importantly, what simply just doesn’t work for audiences.
Don’t Give Up –
There isn’t a single writer that has found success on the first try. What makes an exceptional playwright is experience. Every script or screenplay that you throw away isn’t trash, its progress. With every word that you write and every scene you set, you are honing your skills. Failure is a growing experience for you as a writer. Finding out what doesn’t work can only prove to be an educational addition to your ever-expanding repertoire. Consistent growth only makes it that much sweeter when you finally attain that green-lit screenplay or script, there truly are few things more rewarding than all of your hard work finally paying off.
It should be said that you should try to write in different styles frequently, challenge yourself and avoid from stagnating as much as possible.