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Improv, Relationships, and Fiction

Posted by Clayton Smith, GD Creative Non-Fiction reader for 6.2

I perform improv comedy on campus, and I’ll be the first to admit that I tend to have trouble not viewing most of the media I consume through the lens of improv. Not that comparing every book you read or movie you watch to the process of grown adults playing make-believe is a foolproof method of gauging quality, but I will argue that some of the parameters of improv are just as helpful when applied to the written word. Continue reading

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Make ‘Em Laugh: Discussing the Craft of Humor in Writing

Posted by Courtney O’Gorman, GD Public Relations Manager and reader for 3.2 & former reader for 3.1

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Alright, I won’t bore you with that tried-and-true classic or attempt a knock-knock joke either—as I’m sure you’ve heard them too many times to count. It’s important to note how arduous a task humor can be. For stand up comedians and actors, humor appears to be a natural reflex or an innate talent that is utilized to captivate their audience. So who’s to say that writers can’t make their readers double over with hysterical laughter through the written word? Continue reading

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