Wednesday, 5 November 2008

What about Plays?

I'm writing plays at the moment (as well as novel scribblings) and have just written a radio play called: Uncovered. I plan to expand the play, edit, edit, edit, and send it in to BBC Writersroom, as they have a policy to read everything. If they like it they'll help develop you as a writer, and if anything is broadcast you'll be paid.

Hey I know I shouldn't sound surprised about the fact you'd be paid, but not all organisations promise to pay for stuff that's used. It's hard to crack, I believe, into writing for radio, but if they spot talent they'll be in touch. I don't know about you, but I think in this game you have to have a modicum of self-belief, and I seem to feel instinctively, that this could be one of the mediums where I have some success. Hope so! I can't say that I feel that about every writing medium I try. I do love trying to write for radio, as well as the stage. I think it's something to do with the drama of it, and that almost anything goes on radio. I love writing dialogue, though never used to, especially in short stories. It's certainly grown on me.

More about this later...


  1. I have a feeling your instincts might be spot on Higgs. When you first mentioned writing plays I thought it was perfect for you. Your characters' voices are always so strong and distinctive.

    Good luck with it.

  2. Thanks for that, Mel. I'll let you know how I get on with my latest venture.


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