Writing from November 2005

Notating conversations

Last week I caught the end of Front Row on Radio 4, which was about different ways of notating speech in plays: how different playwrights have attempted to specify (or not) how lines should be delivered. (You can listen again for a couple more days -- jump through to 20:27 for the item in question.) The bit I found most interesting was how best to notate overlapping conversation.


In Acting on 7 November 2005. 3 comments. Permalink

Two interesting improvisations and feeling hot

My intention of writing shorter, more frequent, pieces isn't working. The longer I leave writing, the less I feel like writing. I'll have turned the topic over in my head too many times. If it's about acting I'll have written notes up in my notebook, maybe written a more angry version in my diary, perhaps updated friends and relatives on what I've been doing. By which point I've had enough thinking about it. But I didn't want you to think I was still frustrated with the classes.


In City Lit on 18 November 2005. Permalink

Using a British/UK Windows keyboard with an Apple Mac in OS X (3)

If you have a Mac and want to use a keyboard that's designed to be used with a British Windows-based PC, you'll notice that some of the keys don't produce the expected characters. @ and " are generally swapped, for example. In addition the Command (Apple), Option and Control keys may be swapped round. Each of these problems needs to be tackled separately...


In Mac on 20 November 2005. 133 comments. Permalink

Not being me

Last week I realised just how difficult I find it to not be me. This is going to be a problem, unless there are a lot of plays and films out there featuring characters based on me.


In City Lit on 29 November 2005. 3 comments. Permalink