“Step 1: Pick your favourite play from this year’s challenge (out of the 25 plays you wrote – which is the best one, do you reckon?).
Step 2: Check the word count of the play.
Step 3: Divide that word count by 2.
Step 4: Edit your play to the new word count.”
This was harder than it sounds, but I enjoyed working through this one again as it started off quite stream-of-conscious-y so it was nice to refine, and it was interesting to have to advocate certain passages and argue their significance in the piece.