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Portland & Salem Online: Humor, Suspense and Tension with Tiffany Pitts
October 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
So Funny It’s Frightening: Using Humor to Enhance Suspense and Create Tension
Since the ancient Greek philosophers, readers and writers alike have been taught to dismiss humor as unimportant to a story line. While it may be frustrating for some comedy writers, this stoic mindset turns humor into an efficient tool in the storytelling process. In this class, on October 7th from 7-8:30pm, we’ll look at ways humor can distract, confuse or invest the audience, allowing the writer to build tension and draw out suspense.
TIffany Pitts is the author of the award winning Thanatos Rising series. She’s also the human behind the curtain at the Vacuum Cleaner Defense League, a virally popular campaign organization. She has been writing and teaching humor for over a decade. For more information about Tiffany Pitts, visit her website: tiffanypitts.com
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