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THE DRAMATIC WRITER’S COMPANION
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“In his new handbook for writers, Dunne adheres to the idea that character development is essential to telling a story. . . . Dunne employs his wealth of experience as the current resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, a Charles MacArthur Fellowship honoree, a former O’Neill Theatre Center dramaturg and an award-winning author of such plays as How I Became an Interesting Person, Love and Drowning, and Hotel Desperado to give writers a blueprint on how to examine their ideas in depth in order to develop their plays and screenplays.”
—July Samelson
   “Shelf Life,” Playbill.com


“Will Dunne meets the writer on his or her own terms, eye to eye. Unique, ambitious, and comprehensive, The Dramatic Writer’s Companion contains practical writing exercises underscored by well-developed dramatic theory.”
—Art Borreca
   Head of the Playwrights Workshop and Dramaturgy Program,
   University of Iowa


“A breath of fresh air. Whether you’re working on your first play or your fortieth, preparing a first draft or polishing up a finished piece, The Dramatic Writer’s Companion offers challenging, thought-provoking exercises rather than formulaic ‘how-to’ solutions. This is the kind of book that not only makes plays stronger; it makes writers stronger as well.”
—Jeni Mahoney
   Playwriting program head, Playwrights Horizons Theater School


“Will Dunne lays out all the right questions with great precision and elegance. In the process he coolly demystifies all the dramaturgical demons; they become nothing more than the routine technical challenges faced by any craftsman.”
—Dennis J. Reardon
   Professor emeritus of playwriting, Indiana University


“The practical genius of Will Dunne’s writing lessons proved invaluable to me in the development of the script for my own film Mean Creek. I have read many books on scriptwriting, most a bunch of intellectual blather about themes and structure, whereas Will’s approach to writing is grounded in specific and useful exercises that a writer can actually employ at the moment of creation.”
—Jacob Estes
   Recipient of the John Cassavetes Award, Film Independent’s
   20th Spirit Awards, for his film Mean Creek


“This book triggers two keywords in me: ‘provoke’ and ‘inspire’. No one can teach anyone to become a dramatic writer. But it is possible to learn how to improve your writing skills. It is possible to be provoked into thinking differently, into adding different colours and dimensions to your ideas, to extend the range of images in your head, to startle your imagination; in short, to be inspired into trying new approaches and methods. This book has the potential to do all of that for a writer.”
—May-Brit Akerholt
   Former Artistic Director, Australian National Playwrights Conference


“Will Dunne has taken everything he knows from the powerful dual standpoints of an award winning playwright and a master teacher of produced playwrights to create the book we’ve been waiting for...it’s all there, from every angle and every perspective, how to bring fascinating, fully developed characters in conflict into the light and onto the stage.”
—Susan Stauter
   Artistic Director, San Francisco Unified School District



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