What makes something funny? How are humor, pacing, and plot related in a novel? Can you use a piece of music to structure your book? Whether you already write humor or want to add humor to your current manuscript, this workshop will give you practical tips on how to use time-tested comedy tropes without being cliché. I’ll also show you techniques for knowing your target age range and audience, fluid pacing, and plotting. Come prepared for fun writing exercises and discussion. Writers of all genres welcome!
Debbie Reed Fischer is the award-winning author of novels for teens and tweens. Her latest middle grade novel This is not the Abby Show (Random House/ Delacorte) won the Royal Palm Literary Award, and it has also been compared to Jack Gantos’s Joey Pigza series (Publisher’s Weekly), as well as Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Renee Russell’s The Dork Diaries series (Booklist). She has been speaking on author panels, at schools, literary conferences, and writing workshops for over a decade. In addition to writing novels, Debbie has contributed to anthologies, non-fiction books, magazines, newspapers, and scripts for TV commercials. A graduate of the University of Miami, Debbie has a degree in Screenwriting and worked for many years as an agent for film and TV after college, then as a middle and high school English teacher, before achieving her dream of becoming an author. Visit her at www.debbiereedfischer.com
Allee Rosen is a lot of things: high school senior, overachiever, brain. The one thing Allee is not is supermodel material—at least that’s what she thinks until modeling scouts spot her and she moves to Miami to work with an elite modeling agency. Suddenly Allee is swept up in a whirlwind of designer labels, photo shoots, go-sees and some seriously backstabbing models. Will this fabulous new life go to her head? New author Debbie Reed Fischer offers readers a fresh, fun, and honest peek into the crazy and glamorous world of professional modeling.