Where To Find The Line? Comedy In Crime Fiction
ONDEMAND WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:
Humor can be found anywhere and shared in any story--even a crime novel! In this OnDemand webinar, award-winning stand-up comedian and author Benjamin Stevenson talks about the balance of introducing comic elements to a crime novel, and how it can help build traditional genre elements--suspense, tension, surprise--as well as the similarities in joke and mystery structure. Writers of any genre will learn how to harness humor for their own stories.
Benjamin Stevenson is an award-winning stand-up comedian and author. He has sold out shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has appeared on ABCTV, Channel 10, and The Comedy Channel. Off-stage, Benjamin has worked for publishing houses and literary agencies in Australia and the USA. He currently works with some of Australia's best-loved authors at Curtis Brown Australia. He is also the author of Greenlight (shortlisted for the Ned Kelly First Fiction Award), Either Side of Midnight, and Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone.