Create a standout short story for your next anthology or magazine submission by embracing the art of parody. Why? Because parody utilizes elements that are familiar to fans/audiences of that genre and then brings a fresh twist that will encourage them to look at what they know in a new (and funny) light. This workshop will show you how parody works, how to boost your humor, and how to break out of your comfort zone to tell a unique tale. Though we’ll focus on short form for this workshop, the skills you’ll learn can easily be adapted to novel-length works. Find your funny with the art of parody!
R.J. Rowley is a joker of all trades who captures life’s absurdities on the page and keeps them there until the proper authorities arrive. Publications include the comedy memoir How to Be Funny & Make People Fat, The 27-Hour Day collection of humorous shorts, and the Advice from a Toaster satirical self-help series. For more information, visit www.bexly.org.