Get Published Episode 131 – Leanne Shirtliffe talks Humour

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode131.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMuch of my writing contains humour. I would like to think that the humour is intentional and usually funny, but often I think the funny moments happen largely by accident. That’s why I invited Leanne Shirtliffe to come on the show. Leanne is a humour writer with great experience in several different genres and mediums both fiction and non-fiction. We talk about a lot of things and almost manage to get at the meat of what makes humour. It was a great conversation that I know will have to be continued on a later episode. For the middle part of the show, I talk about Steampunk writing. You may […]

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More Adventures in School Visits

Last Monday I had my first paid school visit. Note, I didn’t say, “my first school visit”. That actually happened last month when I spent the morning with a Grade 3 class at Ecole’ Holy Name school. That first visit was done as a donation of time for a school fundraiser. This time, however, I went as an honest-to-goodness paid author. It was done through a Writers In Schools program and I was to do two presentations to two Grade 8 classes Monday morning. Forty-five minutes each in the school library. I’ve known for a few weeks what I was going to talk about: Writing from Experience. I chose that topic because, when I first started to write seriously, I […]

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