#WrAP is back for 2019! Write a play this January!


 #WrAP is back for 2019!


Last January, more than 150 of you kick-started 2018 by taking part in WrAP (Write a Play) – where you took on the challenge of writing a play in a month.  Some of you managed to get a whole first draft finished, others wrote a few scenes, or came up with ideas that were seen through later in the year.

We got some great feedback from writers who, whether they finished their scripts or not, felt #WrAP gave their writing a boost for the new year!

So, after last year’s success, we’ve decided to bring the challenge back for 2019 and we want YOU to join us!

You CAN write a play this January!

Forget overpriced gym memberships or learning how to crochet, the only new year’s resolution a playwright needs is to get  writing!

Throughout the month we’ll be posting a whole host of writing prompts, exercises and resources to guide you through the process of getting your first draft on paper.

Sounds a bit full on with your other commitments? Don’t worry. #WrAP2019 is all about writing as much as you can manage in January; if you finish your play, great, if you only write 20 pages, also great – that’s 20 more pages than you had at the beginning of January!

Who’s it for?

Anyone who wants to write a play! It doesn’t matter if it’s your first play or your fiftieth – as long you’re willing to give it a try and commit some time to writing your play in January, then you should go for it!

How does it work?

Throughout January, we’ll share regular writing prompts, exercises and online mini-workshops. These are all designed to support you in writing your play.

All the materials will be sent directly to your email inbox. (These will also posted online for easy reference if you want to look back at something that came before.)

The resources will take you chronologically through the playwriting process. We’ll kick off with looking at how to develop your idea and end with writing your final scene.

There will also be the opportunity for online discussion with fellow #WrAP2019 writers (and us!) via our Members Facebook group, with scheduled sessions where you can ask questions or share concerns.

How do I sign up? 

Participation is FREE but you’ll need to be a member of LPW to take part.

If you’re already a member, simply click here to sign up and receive #WrAP2019 emails in January.

If you’re not a member, you can sign up here. 

Why do I need to be a member to take part? We love supporting the next generation of playwrights but running the organisation comes at a price. Our subscription fee for members helps us to cover our basic running costs and means that we can continue to provide free resources for emerging playwrights (like you). Whilst we’ll never charge for the content on our blog, we provide additional resources over on our members’ site for paid subscribers. The great news is, monthly membership only costs around the price of a coffee! Read more and sign up here. 

Watch this space for more #WrAP2019 news!

4 thoughts on “#WrAP is back for 2019! Write a play this January!”

  1. You say that participation is free but it does require joining LPW which means paying membership so therefore its not free.

    1. Kimberley Andrews

      Hi Linda,

      Thanks for your comment, we have tried to make it clear in the post that paid membership is necessary to take part in WrAP. Unfortunately, as a non-profit organisation which provides most of its’ resources for free, it’s impossible for us to create a project as big as WrAP without some cost involved – that said, we have kept the price of membership as low as possible, at just £3.63 per month – and without the revenue we raise from memberships, we would not be able to cover our core costs and continue the work we do to support emerging writers.

      Hope that helps,

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