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how to get NO feedback from Elise

...by NMI Artistic Director ELISE DEWSBERRY

notes from Elise

In this monthly video blog, I am going to be addressing a lot of topics that come up over and over again when I am giving feedback on drafts of new musicals. I’d like to think that if you keep these basics in mind while you are writing, you might be able to write a musical that would result in NO critical feedback from me! Let’s see if I can put myself out of a job…

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avoiding feedback: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – LEAD ACTIVE IN OWN FATE

This is post #30. Part 5 in a short series on Character Development - this one urging you to make sure your lead character is ACTIVE in their own fate, and not just acted UPON by circumstance and other characters.

Enjoy!

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avoiding feedback: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – FIFTH BUSINESS

This is post #28. Part 3 in a short series on Character Development - this one cautioning against creating a character who is only there to serve a plot purpose - also known as “FIFTH BUSINESS”.

Enjoy!

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