Guest Blog: How My “Useless” Theatre Degree Made Me A Better Writer

Actor preparing lines

My guest blog on using Theatre techniques for better writing is up at Adventures In YA Book Publishing.

Even though I haven’t landed on Broadway (yet!), I’ve never regretted my Theatre degree. As a writer, it’s become even more invaluable. I cannot tell you how many scenes I’ve blocked out for logistics, acted out for emotions and beats, and recited aloud for pacing and inflection. If you’re holding my book in your hand, you’re holding a performance piece – a very carefully rehearsed performance piece.

And if you’ve never had an acting class and you’re a writer, you might want to consider it.