Writing and Improv (on The Nursery.Com)


by Andrew Hunter

It’s an old improv cliche: you’re talking in a little circle about some improv-concept or other and then someone says “it’s just like life” and then everyone cries a little bit inside, and possibly also outside, and there’s a long silence and then you change topics completely. But – wait for it – there are many big ideas from improv that apply really well in everyday life. As a writer, I think a lot about what writers can learn from improv. First up: reincorporation.

An adapted excerpt from my book Write Harder, at the blog of the phenomenal Nursery Theatre.

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