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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Two plays, two weeks

I've got deadlines for "The Man Who Caught Death in a Bag" and "The Shadow" over the next two weeks.

I am not a writer who writes constantly. Sort of a fits and starts, when-the-spirit-moves-me style. The Spirit now moves me. It has no choice.

Attend, muses. Attend.

So...all ye other writers... to what do you turn to for inspiration, when inspiration must be "conjured?"

1 comment:

Jamespeak said...

Unfortunately, Matt, this is one of those times where "inspiration" has nothing to do with it. It's kind of like those school days when you had a 10-page term paper due the next morning and you only wrote the topic sentence. So, if by "inspiration," you mean, "panic and caffeine pills," then yes, I guess "inspiration" does come into play.

Though don't panic. You know what you need to write (i.e., you know the stories for both, you know what scenes that need to be conveyed are missing, etc.) and you'll find that the panic of the impending deadlines and remembering that you know what you're doing will serve you well.

Now get crackin!