Cover art of The Before and After Issue: Two chickens - one facing left, the other facing right - each with an egg behind them
Developing a Long-Term Plan for Your Literary Papers
a man leading a procession of red paper boats
Artwork by Jozef Micic

All dramatists produce what is known as “literary papers.” Whether you are a Tony Award winner or a hobbyist who sneaks in an hour of writing before your day job, it is an inherent part of the playwriting process to accumulate paper.

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is a lawyer and an award-winning freelance writer. She is co-author of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller’s Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood and is working on a book about the impact literary estates have on the legacies of the writers they represent. You can read more about her work at and follow her on Twitter @ellenfbrown.