Monday, June 27, 2011

play format

I'm working on expanding my longish play. I was at 43 pages including title page and character/scene page. I think I have to a have at least 60 pages to submit to a lot of places that want a full length play. Apparently a page is supposed to equal a minute. There is a lot of conflicting format info out there. Some of it talk about indenting the left side so that it can be bound, others the speaker should be listed in the middle of the page or the side, etc... . I have looked at many plays and their is mucho variation. I'm also having trouble have the page number start at 1 where the dialogue starts. When I figured that out I had to split the doc into 2 sections and now I can't figure out how to eliminate the pagination on the first couple of pages.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

more stuff

I recently finished a monologue called Best Son about a father-son con men team. There are a couple of sites that collect monologues and then people can peruse the site and pay a fee to use it.

I was thinking that my next project should be full length play, but I have opted to write to the specs of reqeusted submissions. I would like to get a track record of some readings and performances and the theory is that if there is a greater likelihood of an acceptance if you are giving somebody exactly what they want.