Playwrights' Competition Calendar


Happy First Day of Advent

Filed under: New Competitions — Gina @ 22:24

I opened my Frozen chocolate advent calendar today (that’s the movie, not the very cold chocolate) and those chocolates are tiny! Very disappointing. I knew I should’ve gone for the Gruffalo one – that was Thornton’s.

I’ve had a busy month and that included my rehearsed reading at the Nuffield’s Experiment night. I was able to be there for the afternoon rehearsals which was so helpful – I only wish it could have been for the whole play! The night went very well, the actors were great, I got some really useful feedback afterwards and I also got a bit of praise which is no bad thing. The evening was rounded off nicely with some performance poetry from a Beaver. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d write.

Have you all been watching the Royal Court’s micro plays? It’s well worth it – my favourite so far has to be ‘Britain isn’t Eating’ with Katherine Parkinson whose timing is just perfect.

I’ve put stuff in the calendar but I’m sorry to say I’m losing interest now because Buzzcocks is on the telly! I’ve rewritten my children’s book and taken out an awful lot of adjectives which seemed like a good idea at the time but now just seems like too many words saying nothing very useful at all. Which is kind of what I’m doing here. I’ve also got to start thinking about my Christmas post – I was told off last year for being too down beat so I’ll try for a bit more Christmas cheer this time. or maybe I’ll just drink more wine while I write.

Happy December and happy writing all. X


  1. It’s the discipline that counts with Advent calendars; I’ve a box of chocolates from Vietnam (obscure I know) but don’t think it will last the whole of advent. Hope you have a fab Christmas and thanks for the competition calendar and the fun letter that goes with it.

    Comment by Heather Jeffery — 02/12/2014 @ 10:57 | Reply

    • Thanks Heather, and a Very Happy Chocolate to you too.

      G X

      Comment by Gina — 04/12/2014 @ 09:09 | Reply

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