These days we almost take such behavior by actors for granted. But what about writers? Do we need to deliberately set out to experience situations for the sake of our writing? Surely not. After all, we are writers – we should have enough imagination without doing that, right?
Stand-Up Comedy Class fto Research
So, with everyone telling me how brave I was, I duly booked myself on a weekend stand-up comedy course in London. And then, two months later, I returned to perform a 3-minute stand-up comedy routine in a Greenwich comedy club. Here’s a link to a clip of me performing, in case you don’t believe me! It was a completely amazing – if terrifying – experience, and it really gave me an insight that I was able to use in my writing:
Now I’ve got a taste for challenging myself, in the future I might even choose to write novels that involve me doing exciting research. Though maybe not quite in the way I stated at the end of my stand-up comedy performance.
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