Category Archives: I am a published author!

Brainiacs and musicals

  British Musical Theatre Research Institute Symposium Wow, that’s a mouthful! On Saturday I went thinking. The symposium at University of Winchester looked at ways documenting creative practice, and how scholars could offer thought to creative processes. It was a … Continue reading

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Making your characters sing

It’s been a good writing day today. I’ve been working through sections of my Mary Rose play asking questions of each scene. For example, what’s the point of this? Who is leading the action? Who is making a decision? That’s … Continue reading

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Lovely lists

I’m not talking about shopping . . .  I am talking about writerly things. Long list – long wait. I have been long listed for Theatre Fest West’s playwright award. I had to send in twenty pages, and then wait … Continue reading

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AMBITION – the most exciting project EVER !!!!!!!!

I’m not really one for exclamation marks, but I am so excited about this project. AMBITION has long been one of my ambitions. (To write an all singing, all dancing, all shiny as you like, musical.) Hampshire Music Service commissioned … Continue reading

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Endorsement for feedback (amazing!)

Look at what the editor in chief of Portsmouth’s Star & Crescent said about my feedback: Zella worked with me on a piece of creative memoir – The Monster Beneath, subsequently published in the Arts Council funded Portsmouth Fairy Tales … Continue reading

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Feedback Services

Find out about your writing strengths, and how you can develop. Enjoy clear, detailed, practical written feedback on your writing, from experienced author, playwright, freelance writer and columnist: Zella Compton. “Zella’s feedback is honest, constructive, incisive and extremely useful.” Diana Bretherwick. … Continue reading

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Feedback Services

Find out about your writing strengths, and what you can do to develop. Enjoy clear, detailed, practical written feedback on your writing, from experienced author, playwright, freelance writer and columnist: Zella Compton. “Zella’s feedback is honest, constructive, incisive and extremely … Continue reading

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Spamalot

I went to see Spamalot last night – by the Portsmouth Players at the Kings Theatre, Southsea. Loved the first act, thought the second was poorly written (which is NOT a reflection on the cast). I won’t say any more … Continue reading

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More about Girl in the Hood (for you Holy Trinity!)

I wrote Girl in the Hood (GITH) because I had set-up a story-telling festival. The theme the festival was updated fairy tales, and I’d asked all the acts to write new pieces. Thus, I had to write something myself.  The … Continue reading

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2015 – the year to write more than ten posts

Everything that I read – albeit admittedly on the web – tells me that I should have a web presence, that I should harness social media.  I need to market myself more, be in touch, bla bla bla. Which is … Continue reading

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