Archive for April 2013

Five Deathly Words

Five words a playwright hopes never to hear:  ticket sales disappointing so far.  I’m not a total stranger to this kind of announcement. Usually it contains the word ‘book’ rather than ‘ticket’. Nevertheless, it still strikes a chill. After all, this isn’t the London Palladium I’m trying to fill. Next Thursday’s performance at the Baron’s…

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The Blue Pencil

The way production schedules work it always seems that just as I’m getting into a new book I have to double back and copy-edit the one I’ve supposedly finished. Copy-editing is important, as you’ll know if you’ve ever read a self-published book full of typos and bloopers, but it’s a drag. It is to book production…

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