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Also Writing as Maria DiRico
Murder is a funny business.
USA TODAY BESTSELLING & AGATHA AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR
Ellen Byron >
Writers, if you're interested in having your organization book me to lead a workshop, here are five I currently offer...
15 Ways to Add Humor to Your Writing
In this workshop, I share fifteen-plus easy-to-implement tips and workshop exercises on how to find and mine the funny in any manuscript, culled from years of writing sitcoms. I also offer an insider’s view of what it’s like to work as a television writer.
Adding Humor and Heart to Your Writing
Similar to the workshop above, but with an added focus on when and how to add moments that will move readers.
The Organics of Outlining
An organic approach to outlining that inspires creative storytelling. I guide participants through the process of turning a logline into a synopsis that will eventually grow into both a fluid and a cutting outline.
The Magic of Setting
Evocative settings can add atmosphere and dimension to your writing. I use improvisational writing exercises to help participants discover the beauty and value of setting in both their lives and work.
Are You Interested or Committed?
This question is a game changer in life as well as career. Let's take an honest look at your manuscripts, your ideas, your work habits, your life choices, and figure out where your passion truly lies so you can move from "interested" to "committed."
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