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    The Top 10 Action Verbs To Have In Your Toolkit

    In the lexicon of acting tools, the word "actions" can have different meanings. Here, gratefully borrowed from various sources, is a list of 10 action verbs to open your mind and spark your imagination.

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    The Literate Letter

    Even though the agents, managers, casting directors, etc., you correspond with understand that you're trying to get work as an actor, not a copy editor or an 8th-grade English teacher, it is still important to make sure your writing is error-free.

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    10 Steps to Crafting an Email That Gets Opened And Read

    How to write an email that demands a reader's attention.

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    The Wisest Investments You Can Make In Your Career

    When actors think of investments, visions of dollar signs tend to flash before their eyes. Yet, some of the best career moves are less about money and more about critical thinking, savvy strategy, and a willingness to take chances.

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    Circles Rise: The Actor-Playwright Relationship

    Paula Vogel once said that "we rise in circles"—and it's true. Every playwright is dependent on the actors who intuitively "get" our voice.

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    L.A. B.S.

    So why does everyone lie here? Is it something in the water? Could the Santa Ana winds be at fault? No. It's a survival mechanism.

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    Friends With Career Benefits

    What avenues are there to pursue to ease your way into having a connection without appearing to be an overly ambitious opportunist?

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    From Better to Curse

    Nancy Raffa, currently ballet mistress for American Ballet Theatre, is appearing onstage in "The Sleeping Beauty." She is the witch, Carabosse, who curses Aurora with the prediction that as a teen, she will prick her finger and die.

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    What to Know Before Moving to L.A.

    What do you wish you had known when you moved to L.A.?

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    Hey, Teach!

    With apologies to Paul Simon, there must be 50 ways to find a teacher. Check out the Back, Jack. Back Stage, that is, and other trade publications with ads and listings.