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Writing Is Acting: How to Improve the Writer's Onpage Performance

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Many writing how-to books urge readers to let your imagination run wild, think about how you would feel if . . ., or visualize a scene where . . .. Easier read than done. Writing Is Acting takes a different approach, with a hands on, acting-based strategy that walks you step-by-step through the creative process, revealing new ways of communicating with your inner self, unl ...more
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Published October 12th 2006 by Heinemann Drama
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Kerry Allen
Nov 11, 2010 rated it did not like it
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The concept of using acting techniques to become more physically aware is sound. This book is full of "Acting for Beginners"-type lessons. Unfortunately, no mention is made of how to transfer the results of those lessons to the page. It's an autobiographical account of how one actor made a career transition to writer, rather than a guide for incorporating theatrical techniques to enhance writing.
K. A. Parker
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: the beginner, the intermediate, and the physical writer that gets deeply involved w/ their stories
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Writing is Acting: How to Improve the Writer's Onpage Performance by Bobbi J. G. Weiss is one of those good books on the craft of writing I don't see too often. It reminds me of The Tao of Writing by Ralph L. Wahlstrom, which explores how the principles of Taoism enhance creativity and the writing process. Writing is Acting, similarly, utilizes the principles of acting, gathered from Weiss's experience as an actor, to show how, with proper practice, determination, and experience in acting, your ...more
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Hi! Bobbi here.

I specialize in media creative writing: developing/writing online games and MMORPGs, books, comics, animation, and other products that tie into film and television shows, as well as the development and creation of new tie-in products. I've written everything from Nickelodeon’s RIDE novelizations and Disney's PIXIE HOLLOW MMO to interactive ebooks based on the Mooshka doll line and a
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