I have been lucky enough to be part of a playwright group, where I live, and to be part of an amazing group of writers. We are all amateurs, from different walks of life, but amazing plays have been produced.
I joined this group early in 2020, and when COVID hit, we moved to online sessions, through Zoom. We each wrote a monologue, but they weren’t shown because theatres were closed. Mine was in the viewpoint of a soldier with PTSD, the first time I had written out of my comfort zone.
I grew to love writing plays (Maybe I channelled my inner Agatha Christie) Did you know she wrote plays as well as all her brilliant detective books? Or maybe my inner Ernie Wise (Those plays which he wrote) Part of a fantastic comedy duo, they are funny even now.
Our latest transcripts have been performed, and, along with my fellow writers, I have been able to see our you tube videos in action.
It is an amazing feeling, and none of it would have happened if I didn’t move a few years ago. So my advice to anyone, writers, and non writers alike. Sometimes you got to take a chance in life, otherwise you’ll never know what you’re capable of.