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David Sedaris Teaches Storytelling And Humor

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Overview

Teaches Storytelling and Humor

With essays in The New Yorker, bestselling books like Calypso, tours, and readings on NPR, David Sedaris is one of the most recognizable essayists alive. Now he teaches you the art of personal storytelling. Learn how David crafts attention-grabbing openings, satisfying endings, and meaning from the mundane—and how he uses humor to connect with others and process the difficult and sometimes dark aspects of everyday life.

Syllabus

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1. Introduction
2. Observing the World
3. Turning Observations Into Stories
4. Breaking Into a Story
5. Connecting to Your Reader
6. Writing About Loved Ones
7. Story Evolution: "Active Shooter"
8. Kitchen Sink Stories: Live in Cleveland
9. Ending With Weight
10. Revision Philosophy
11. Growing as a Writer
12. David's Influences
13. Conclusion: Two Groups of People
14. Bonus Reading: "The Spirit World"

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David Sedaris

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