All items: Diane Samuels

Generally associated with fortune-telling rather than story-telling, the Tarot can be a valuable asset to a writer, argues Diane Samuel, offering a range of archetypes and narrative possibilities which can help unlock the creative impulse.

Diane Samuels shares her writing week with us, in an audio diary featuring an underwhelming dash of on-stage celebrity, and some accidentally surreal Russian theatre.

From dressing up to role-play and make-believe to fantasy, the art of play sits at the heart of the dramatist’s world. Diane Samuels says she’s never lost her love of playing, but that while you can be a loner to write a stage work, you need to be a sharer to build it, and that is seldom an easy task. Here she recounts the joys and perils of collaboration.