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Following a distinguished career as a classically trained actor onstage and in film and television, Mel Ryane has found a new artistic home in the written word with her memoir, "Teaching Will: What Shakespeare and 10 Kids Gave Me That Hollywood Couldn't."

Mel became a professional actor during her teens in her native Canada, then followed her career to New York City and to theatres across North America. After applying her skills to coaching actors on major studio and network projects, Mel was accepted into the Directing Workshop for Women at the prestigious American Film Institute. She subsequently wrote a screenplay that advanced to the semifinal round in the Motion Picture Academy's Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.

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Mel Ryane Well, this might sound ridiculous but, so far, I haven't had it. When I sit to write, I think of myself as going to work. I don't think bus drivers…moreWell, this might sound ridiculous but, so far, I haven't had it. When I sit to write, I think of myself as going to work. I don't think bus drivers get bus driver block, or dental hygienists have a freeze up over an over an open mouth. I find a spark and write, knowing it will be bad; but that's what revision is all about.(less)
Mel Ryane I can do it when I want. For a long time I was an actor and that's near impossible to do alone.
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The Writers' Blog Tour is a series of four questions answered by a writer, who then invites two more writers to answer the same questions. I've been introduced to the tour by Lauren B. Davis, author of the compelling novel "The Empty Room."

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