Life as a Playwright: A Survival Guide 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B07CH3RWPB
- Publisher : Methuen Drama; 1st edition (May 3, 2018)
- Publication date : May 3, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 357 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray for textbooks : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 160 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,566,936 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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But I've never before read a how-to book that has admitted that dirty secret! And I loved it. No, of course they don't want to read our plays! So what then? Jon Klein goes about explaining what we should do. And he does it, wonderfully. Klein prepares us admirably for that chance opportunity, if and when it comes.
And he speaks too of another significant problem early on: that no one can teach people how to entertain by telling or showing them how. You can only lead them to the door of the room with some ideas of what to do once they go inside. Then ultimately, they must go in themselves and figure out what they have to offer, and how to use it.
It's a helpful book that's fun to read.
This is a realistic, encouraging and clear book.
What makes Klein’s good and tested advice so palatable is the quality of his writing (unsurprising give his success) and the consistent infusion of wry humor. This is a fun book to read, and I strongly recommend it.
Finally, as a fiction writer, I was surprised that much of Klein’s advice, when creatively re-applied in a different context, can help any author who is trying to sell a book now that the publishing industry emphasizes genre-specific writing aimed at definable audiences, while demanding self-promotion (frequently even over the quality of writing). Any aspiring writer should have this book on their shelf.