Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Playwrights: Write a 15 Minute Script about/on/against/in favour of PROTEST!?

This is a great writing opportunity if you want to get into script writing/playwriting. There is no payment but it would look great on a resume to have a script performed in a London theatre.
Swings and Roundabouts are looking for playwrights, (as well as directors and actors) to apply to their second showcase of new writing.
They are looking for submissions of 15 minute plays (not extracts) about/on/against/in favour of: PROTEST !?.
Swings and Roundabouts aim to be an inspiring environment for emerging directors, playwrights and actors. 
To find out more and submit your piece, go to the Swings and Roundabouts website, apply as a playwright by filling in the form and attaching your script.
Deadline for submissions: 25th May 2019
There are also opportunities to get involved and to attend (and run) free workshops.
Key dates: June 8th, June 22nd, July 5 and 7th.
Click on the image of the flyer and open it in a new tab to see/read it larger (bad grammar, I know, but it's the best I could do. I'm tired.) :(

Friday, 26 April 2019

Quit Procrastinating

Anything is achievable if you want to do it.

So if you're not achieving all the things you want in life, then you have to ask yourself if you're a procrastinator.

Procrastination is a bad habit that you probably don't realise that you're doing until it starts to negatively impact your life.

So if you are always putting off achieving your life goals then you must quit procrastinating.

Don't lie to yourself and say that you can't quit, because you can. Anyone can.


Start by knowing what you're procrastinating about and what your avoidance thoughts and behaviours are.

Don't just think about them. Write them down, that way you'll be admitting them to yourself. 

Ask yourself why you're avoiding doing what you know you should be doing. Asking this one question alone can give you so much clarity about your problem.

And once you know what the problem is, you can start to solve it.

So if you're not doing the writing you know you should be doing, or not doing the writing you want to do, why not?

Is procrastination a bigger problem than you want to admit to yourself?

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

The Easy Way to End Procrastination For Good

Now I know that I've been talking about procrastination a lot lately, but that's because it's such a debilitating problem for writers.

And it's not just our writing life that can suffer from it, it can also seep into the rest of our life as well.

And it's really nothing more than a bad habit just the same as smoking or drinking or gambling.

But it can also have some debilitating knock-on effects such as damaging your potential, your career, and your mood.

Once it takes control, it's not easy to change, but it can be done.

If you want to end procrastination for good then you have to really want to stop. Not just say you want to, or wish something can make you change, but you have to have the will to help yourself.

And to begin with, you need to understand the difference between a goal and a dream.

You can work towards a goal, but your dreams are something you just sit and think about all day.

And the only way to reach a goal is with action. Action is what turns dreams into goals because it isn't a goal until you start moving towards it. Without action, it's just a dream.

So begin moving towards your goal and ending procrastination by knowing exactly what you need to do, and in what order, to reach your goal. Then begin.

Now, this isn't as easy as I'm making it sound, but it's not hard either, not if it's what you really want.

Procrastination is mostly a state of mind.

So change it.

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Monday, 22 April 2019

The One Basic Secret to Eliminating Procrastination

The thing about procrastination is, it’s sneaky. It doesn’t happen all at once. It happens over time so you don’t see it happening until it’s too late and by then you’re always putting things off and never finishing what you start.

It’s something that a lot of writers suffer with and not only does it make them feel bad, but it drastically reduces their writing income.

But what is procrastination? Is it just laziness?

No. It’s a habit.  A really bad habit that can invade every area of your life.

You can overcome it, but it’s not easy because it takes time.

If you suffer from procrastination you can start to eliminate it right now by knowing what your excuses are fro procrastinating and what your avoidance behaviours are.

That way, as soon as you realise that you’re doing one of your avoidance behaviours or telling yourself your usual excuses for not doing something, you can notice it straight away and nip it in the bud.

Of course, there’s a LOT more to eliminating procrastination for good, but doing this one small thing is a great start.

But just keep in mind that it’s a bad habit that took a long time to start, so it will take time to stop.

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