David Sedaris’ course ‘Storytelling and Humor’ is unsurprisingly charming and, well, funny. Much of the content feels more like an evening by the fire with a tremendously entertaining and classy friend than a rigorous writing course.
Satire, pastiche, homage, and parody – four literary terms subject to frequent misuse. Most readers and writers have some sense of what each word means, but many struggle to pin down the specifics – something about real-world references, humor, and mockery, right?
What do you want as a writer? To produce great work and find your fair share of readers – that’s a given – but what about on a deeper level? Are you the type of writer who wants to change the world, or do you just love words and take joy in making them dance?