I also wrote to a few writers directly and received some excellent responses, which I shared with the playwrights the very next day. The class found many of the playwrights' suggestions very helpful as they wrote that day, so I am posting them below for all our young playwrights to use. You may find these suggestions useful not only as you start writing, but throughout the revision process, too.
Tweets are shared largely as they were received. Some tweaks were made to make any Twitter-speak a bit more readable here. (Websites and Twitter handles included, when possible.) You can find the original suggestions on Twitter under #youngplaywrights.
Pia Wilson (@pwilson720)
“I usually wind up with an idea for a play & let it roll around in my head for a while B4 I decide it’s worth doing”
“Then, if the characters keep talking 2 me, I’ll write character descriptions. I usually hear/see a scene repeatedly”
|Storyboard from Dania Ramos|
Gabriel Jason Dean (@GabrielJasonDea)
"I ruminate for a long time before I write, figure out basics of my story, driving conflict. Need those first."
D.W. Gregory (@dwgregorywrites)