Why I wasn’t writing this weekend

Actually, I was writing; it just wasn’t noveling.

I just finished two days in Ken Levine‘s Sitcom Room, which he gleefully and accurately describes on his blog as “hell-arity!”

My excellent writing team consisted of this motley crew:

  • Gary, a college teacher who travels the world to go surfing;
  • Erica, an art educator who once worked at the Getty Museum;
  • James, a Londoner who understands the fine distinction between “stupid” and “ignorant;” and
  • Jeff, who “looks like a fat George Clooney” (his own words, I swear).

I’ll post more details later, including a few photos and comparisons between this and my Viable Paradise and Game Control experiences.

For now, let me just say that I did not expect rewriting ten pages of comedy to be this exhausting. I managed about 1,600 words of NaNoWriMo output after dinner tonight, but my brain is fried.


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  1. your team sounds like a list of Jeopardy contests 😉

    thanks for all the detail. I’ve never wanted to actually write (anything) but it’s fascinating to listen to people talk about.

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