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Declan Fay: SHOW DON’T TELL – Writing Workshop

Session Info:

Using comedy writing techniques to get everyone to write. Getting students to focus on the real characters in their life – their dodgy dad, their drunk uncle, their racist grandma – and then write something about them.

Use examples out of popular books, TV shows, radio shows, stand up comedy routines, to help the students realize everyone has a story to tell.


Show don’t tell in writing. Descriptive writing. Finding Funny Details. Making a character jump off the page.

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