This edition of The Dramatist, called The Coping Issue, seeks to answer the question posed by guest editor Michele Lowe: " How the hell do we write and not just survive but thrive?" In this issue, dramatists consider the challenges and rewards of coping with a career as a theatrical writer. Michele Lowe leads a Roundtable on Perseverance, Greg Vovos writes about Lighting the Path through Community and dramatists share insights from their own experiences on topics ranging from their writing routines to how they cope with isolation to how they handle rejection. Also in this edition of the magazine, Bess Wohl answers Ten Questions about writing, Scott Bradley responds to The Craft, and Kristen Anderson-Lopez's "Why I Joined the Guild " is reprinted.
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