1. Prep your tools!
Before you start re-drafting, get some prep done, so you can approach editing with a clear focus and make the most of your writing time.
2. Reworking your structure
Released 31 May 2018
3. Characters: when to build, when to demolish
Released 7 June 2018
4. Creating an explosive opening scene!
Released 14 June 2018
5. Streamlining the middle of your play
Released 21 June 2018
6. Dramatic Climax and ending with a bang!
Released 28 June 2018
7. Rethinking dialogue
Released 5 July 2018
8. Digging deeper: how ruthless is your editing style?
Released 12 July 2018
9. Polishing your script
Released 19 July 2018
10. Moving forward: what to do next
Released 26 July 2018
5 Things to do before you start re-drafting
Re-drafting your play can seem like (and often is!) a real challenge so approaching it with a bit of a prep behind you can make your life much easier…
In the first session of this course, Kimberley Andrews talks you through the five things you should do to get yourself ready for re-drafting. These tips are designed to help you stay motivated and get on with the business of re-writing without getting bogged down with elaborate planning.
Spend this first week getting your prep done and you’ll soon be ready to start editing like a pro!
Top tip: Don’t be tempted to skip this stage in favour of jumping straight into editing your script; without a focus, you can end up tinkering with the small stuff, rather than making the big changes your story might need – and re-drafting will end up taking much longer.