A series of sketches: From Alec Nevala-Lee

I write a series of scenes. Then I look at all the scenes, and then I start sculpting the play. To me, writing is like sketching. You don’t enter the canvas immediately—you do a series of sketches.…

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This is very much like what I have done with my own pieces of writing, especially my novel, which I am not attempting to market. Approaching a novel or a play is creating art. Some of the techniques we use are the same that artists, musicians, and filmmakers use to express what’s on our minds and in our hearts.