#WrAP is back for 2019! Write a play this January!

After the success of Write A Play (#WrAP) in 2018, where more than 150 of you took up the challenge of writing a play in the month of January, we’ve decided to bring the challenge back for 2019.

We want YOU to write a play in January! The challenge is on!

Throughout January 2019, we’ll be posting a whole host of writing prompts, exercises and resources to guide you through the process of getting your first draft on paper. Whether you already have an idea in mind or plan to start from scratch, we’ll be providing motivation every step of the way.

The links to every prompt will be posted on this page within 24 hours of it being sent out to members, so if you want them all in one place (or join a bit late and need to catch up) you’ll be able to find all the information here.

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14 thoughts on “#WrAP is back for 2019! Write a play this January!”

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      Kimberley Andrews

      Hi Glynis,

      I added you to #WrAP2019 manually when dealing with your query earlier today so you’re good to go. If you’ve tried signing up again, you might find an email asking you to confirm your email address (do check your junk/ spam folder as sometimes they end up in there!) – you shouldn’t need to confirm since I’ve added you manually but it’s worth clicking it just in case.

      Best wishes, and thanks for signing up!

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      Kimberley Andrews


      So sorry about this! I’ve double checked and you are signed up to receive the emails so it looks like there is a problem with the confirmation message.

      Thanks for signing up and Merry Christmas! x

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    Kimberley Andrews

    It looks like some people are experiencing issues with signing up for WrAP. In all of these cases, when I’ve checked, sign up has been successful so it looks like there is an issue with the confirmation message.

    I’m looking into this but in the meantime, if you’re not sure whether your sign up went through, please leave a comment here or contact members@londonplaywrights.org and I’ll be sure to check that you’re on the list and if not, I’ll add you manually. (I won’t be online over Christmas but I will do this as a priority afterwards and in plenty of time before #WrAP2019 starts).

    Thanks for your support and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!


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    I’m having troubles too. I have subscribed but I cannot access the information for the WRAP 2019 on your website today, although | could yesterday. Any advice please?

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    Hi Kimberley, I’m coming in a bit late, but I think I’d already registered for this. I like the idea of working in tandem with other people, but I’m not sure quite what you mean by prompts. I have a ten minute play which was taken by 365 Women a Year, but I want to develop it into at least a one-act and possibly a three act play. It is historical… about a queen of Ancient Persia. Is it going to be suited to your group writing? (I’d look at past prompts, but the link doesn’t seem to work, and – because I’m on chemo, and had a couple of deadlines to meet, I’m not sure if I received your emails with them. )

    Can you confirm a) If I’m on your list? b) If I’d suit the project? and c) If I can read all the prompts together somewhere?

    Thank you!


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      Kimberley Andrews

      Hi Pippa, thank you for your comments. I’ve checked and it seems you’re already on the list to receive Wrap emails, however, I did notice that the email address we have on our list is different from the one used on this website (if you’re not sure which address you used to sign up to Wrap with, I can send you the details privately).
      However, all of the emails and prompts so far are listed here, so you can view them all in one place: https://www.londonplaywrights.org/wrap2019-list-of-emails-and-resources/
      The prompts are basically different exercises designed to take you through the process of writing a play, from start to finish – so some of them will help you to develop structure, others will help you to overcome writers’ block etc. Your project sounds exciting and I really hope WrAP can help you to develop it in some way. Even if you don’t choose to take part in the whole thing, I’m sure you’ll find some of the exercises useful.
      I hope that helps and please let me know if you have any further questions.
      All the very best,

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    Hi Kimberley tried a few times to log on, so even though it’s 2 days to go went ahead 2 weeks back and started writing anyway. About 5000 words so been with you in invisible spirit. You might find I’ve logged in twice, but just to say it’s a great challenge, and dare i say fun; its existence was enough. I just had to stop myself revising other plays at the same time. A bit difficult, more challenging than starting a new play! When I got to a good rest point I pdf”d them and sent three to people who’ve been shouting at me to send over. ‘No more revisions!’ Great. Then I discover there’s historical references and events in the new play I’ve not thought about. Solution 1. Drink coffee. 2. Remember only salient points that mulch down. 3. Write review. 4. Drink chilled water. 5. Let someone talk 50 minutes who tells you chilled water isn’t good for you. 6. drink coffee. 7. Get on a WrAP blog and read the posts. 8. Type poem up. 9. Drink chilled water. 10. Past 11pm you feel disinhibited and disoriented enough to start writing till 3am. 11. If worried when you wake, pace the kitchen. Don’t read it till you’ve eaten when you might feel benign. No, of course I just get coffee and fire up. Back to 1. Thanks and best wishes, Simon

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