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Create a Writing Grid (Ages 11+)

Updated: Jun 29, 2020

Today we'll be doing a quick writing exercise we learned from playwright Octavio Solis. You can learn more about Octavio Solis and his play Quixote Nuevo on Alley

This exercise is a great way to start a new project, break out of a rut, or even just enjoy a nice creative break. Happy writing!


Meet the Artist

Alley Theatre School Programs Manager, local playwright

Esme LeJeune Wu is a Houston-based writer and educator. Her work has been produced in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, London, and Bristol. After four years in the classroom, Esme joined the Alley Theatre's education department in 2017 to organize and revitalize the relationships with Partner Schools and the Alley's digital dramaturgy at She has an MA in playwriting from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a BS in Communication Studies and BA in Theatre/Dance from the University of Texas at Austin.

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