Hello! Here are some places you can see me in the next few months.
This week on Friday, I’ll be debating other comedians about Danny Devito in Pick A Side Stupid. You can watch that live on YouTube at 7:30pm Eastern time if you like.
If you are interested in audio dramas, I also have a small part as a wizard in an upcoming episode of the new podcast, Wizard Seeking Wizard! It’s a very silly podcast conceived and produced by Max Kreisky. Max plays Chemistro, a wizard entrapped in a crystal sphere who has decided to pass the time by setting up a matchmaking service. Many very funny people have created their own wizard personas and recorded dating(???) profiles for the show. The first episode is out now, and listeners can vote on which wizards should interact with each other. How fun is that?
In November, I will be teaching two classes for Clarion West. Registration is open to anyone age 18 or over, and each session costs $55. If you’re looking for ways to advance your storytelling, this is a set designed to help move you up in the submissions pile. I’d love to see you there!
Beginnings That Grab: A common rejection reason is that a story “didn’t grab” the reader. So what makes a beginning that grabs? Are your stories starting in the right place, or do they really get going on the third or fourth page? Are you letting your readers know your tone and style right away? Are you inadvertently falling back on overused beginning tropes? This class will dive into what makes a great beginning, including specific examples and tools you can use to make your openings stand out.
Endings That Land: If you can hook a reader on page one, you’re already on the road to telling a great story, but how do you stick the landing? What makes for a satisfying ending? In this class we’ll explore story structure and examine endings that work well, and why.
That’s all for today, but I should have more to share soon!