At the weekend I attended a great little workshop for writers here in Christchurch, arranged by the New Zealand Society of Authors and Copyright Licensing. It was the first time I’ve been to anything like this and it was a fun and informative.
The workshop ran over the Saturday and Sunday, which meant that I was unable to attend the Sunday seminars. But that didn’t prevent me from participating in three on Saturday though.
Gary Henderson presented ‘How to Craft a Play – how to write using the vocabulary of theatre’ which really did take me to new territory. Even though I am from a screenplay background, writing for live theatrical performance is something I’ve never done. Gary truly widens my horizons in both how a play is written, and even better in how to design and write stories. His ideas are applicable in a variety of forms, including writing for the screen and story-writing. So that was a great time spent. And heaps of fun too! Continue reading