Permission to Say…

“You have to give yourself permission to say…” Theresa Rebeck

As a writer, “you have to give yourself permission to say” whatever needs to be said to tell the story – striving always not to sensor the authentic truth of the story.  Don’t sensor yourself.  It’s hard enough to release the flow of words from their birthing chamber without changing them as soon as they reach the light of day for fear of how they might be received.  Fearlessness is needed, as well as being honest in the writing and having confidence in your voice as a writer…

This is what I got from the conversation with Theresa Rebeck  at the Dramatists Guild Symposium on Saturday.  She was quite fascinating…


  • By Nancy Beverly, February 19, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    Good advice! Hope you’re going to share other pearls of wisdom from Theresa or any of the other speakers (sorry I couldn’t make it 🙂

  • By Robin Byrd, February 20, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

    Check out Erica Bennett’s article “Got Rights”.

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