28 Plays Later – Challenge #12
Let’s do a time restriction exercise
Decide how much time you want to write today… Get your timer out and programme into it half of the time you set for today… Start writing about anything. Once the timer beeps – stop writing. Take a short break and then set your timer again for the second half, in which you are to edit the play, make sure it has an extraordinary ending, get the formatting right, Etc.
THEORIES OF EVERYTHING
SAMANTHA: Speaking of scary… I have this theory…
ERIK: (interested) Okay, lay it on me.
SAMANTHA: Most stories would be interesting if we saw them from the villain’s point of view.
ERIK: (skeptical) The villain?
SAMANTHA: Yes. Heroes are pretty much interchangeable. Villains – dark characters in general – are more complex.
ERIK: (hands SAMANTHA her latte) Interesting. I’ll have to watch something with a good villain in it and see if you’re right.
SAMANTHA: (laughing) Do that. (She picks up the plate and carries her drink and snack to a table, where she gets comfortable with her laptop.