RALEIGH, NC – Another woman writer, actress, and producer now gives behind the scenes tips to newbie writers and playwrights. Meet the incredible playwright, Robin Baker, who pulls no punches. She’s no stranger to the writing community and remains astute as an influential figure to many actors and directors. Her writings pierce the mind, heart, and soul with joys, waves of laughter and real-life issues.
She is known as a controversial and thought-provoking style writer, who drives an audience of thousands to her productions.
Robin’s writer’s craft will help you as a newbie playwright.
With over 40 years experience, Robin has successfully written these top-performing plays: In Times Like These Pt 2, Dying To Live, and the stage hit play Best Kept Secrets.
All of which are outstanding, life-changing productions. And, the audiences continue to rave about them.
Playwriting, directing and producing are her zones. Listen! Nothing can stop Robin while in these moments. Spark up a playwright conversation with her. Those lime-colored eyes will beam like alluring sun-rays that’ll ignite hot, fiery words to center stage. She lures you into the reality of every character, setting, conflict, plot and resolve.
You will learn. Your writing style and skills will increase to top-notch.
Robin is fierce and confident, and tells other writers they must have the same characteristics.
“This is no game and no time to be afraid. Know your skill. Know it well. Write the script and execute,” she stresses.
Due to her assertiveness, Robin is now well-sought after for turning books into scripts.
Robin tells you what to expect as a playwright when writing scripts. These points are the secret sauce that has increased her audience participation, market increase, exposure, and sales.
Writers Live in Imaginary Worlds
Robin’s no stranger to writing. It all began at age eight, where she gathered family members to act out scenes from her imagination.
Her grandmother’s backyard turned into her stage. Like many writers, all beginnings take space and transform it into imaginary realities.
Writers have unique visions. “Don’t be afraid to live in your imagination,” she adds. It’s a space, where your characters become alive and real.
Live in your imaginary world. “I find this is where incredible ideas are born,” says Robin. No one will understand at first, but as you write them out, it’ll make sense in the end.
Writers Should Include Solutions to Controversy
Outside of church life, people encounter hardships and look for solutions to their controversy.
Robin’s writings talk about issues that are taboo in the church. She boldly exposes the raw deal. But, also, provides Godly-solutions to real-life situations.
The core of any writer should be solution-oriented. After you reveal the conflict and unfold it through the plot, bring some resolve to the case or character, especially for your audience.
Your audience depends on your every hanging word. “Write in a way that strengthen’s your audience’s confidence,” urges Robin.
Writers May Get Their Titles Randomly
Robin suggests going with the flow. Follow your daily routine. Don’t be legalistic about stage titles because they will come at an odd moment.
Sometimes you may get the title first. If this happens, create a story around it. When titles come to mind randomly, write them down before you forget.
Always keep your phone ready or a journal to write down the titles. You may also hear titles through conversations.
Be open to whatever direction the title takes you. Sometimes titles can change during the writing process. Another title can surface. Don’t be afraid to go with this.
Robin is currently working on a new book and scripts for more upcoming productions. She highly suggests for newbie writers to be authentic and magical.
Her writing craft is intentional, where she and the characters live in the moment. “When you can get your audience to live in the moment with your characters, you’ve mastered the art of characterization,” Robin remarks.