Wednesday, December 1, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Eastern
Like the shifts in our daily moods, every story has notes of comedy, and to ignore the possibilities for humor in our work risks bogging down readers and missing the full, complicated truth of our humanity. A genuinely funny turn, however brief, can be a gift to readers – showing the writer’s self-awareness and offering release. In this webinar, we’ll examine work by writers who manage to weave amusing – or even laugh-out-loud funny – moments into brutally honest stories. As we study their moves on the page, you’ll think about how to recognize similar moments in your own work and how to capitalize on them, whether it’s revealing a character’s absurd side, tucking in a lighthearted scene amidst difficult memories, or floating a wry observation that makes readers smile with recognition.
In this webinar, you will:
There will be time for a Q&A at the end of the presentation.
The ideal writer for this webinar is working on personal nonfiction – essays or a book-length memoir – at any stage in their process or career. Perhaps they feel overwhelmed by the weight and vulnerability of their material, and are looking for ways to inject a bit of levity into their storytelling.
All registrants receive a recording.
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I enjoyed reading other peoples work and getting feedback about my own work– the handouts/video links and class lessons were also very informative and relevantly paced to the give structural guidelines.Catherine O’Neill
I enjoyed reading other peoples work and getting feedback about my own work– the handouts/video links and class lessons were also very informative and relevantly paced to the give structural guidelines.
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