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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.
A humourous talk on my experience of not quite fitting in at school, and the process I went through in working out that you don’t want to get to the end and wonder ‘what if?’. I talk about auditions I stuffed up and gigs I stuffed up – like the time someone hurled a flipper […]