Delivering the Laughs, with Megan Tady

Sometimes the best way to tell a story is with humor. Especially a hard one. Those who don’t understand it, think that humor is the easy way out. But it’s not. To do it well is difficult and rare. In this half-day workshop, author Megan Tady will help you to put the funny into your prose. We’ll discuss passages by some of the most successful humor writers writing today—writers who manage to deliver the laughs and a propulsive plot. We’ll also master the specific techniques needed to nail comedic timing, shape comical descriptions of your characters without veering toward cruelness, avoid cliches by deeply connecting to your characters, and trust your readers so you don’t “over-funny” your book. Plan for plenty of in-class writing and time to share your work with the group!

Saturday, November 18th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($75)

Megan Tady is a writer and editor running the company Word-Lift. Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post and Ms. Magazine, among others. SUPER BLOOM, her debut novel, publishes May 2, 2023 by Zibby Books. She’s working on her second novel, CHAMPIONS FOR BREAKFAST, publishing in 2024, also via Zibby Books. Megan lives in Western Massachusetts with her family.