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2 HOURS EACH

CRAFT: Peopling Fiction with Comedy 

Ms Carriger lectures on how to bring depth of characterization and social subversion to writing using humor. From protagonists to sidekicks to three sentence walk ons, she’ll discuss what makes a character funny, and how to give readers the fictional people they adore.

She also addresses the many different ways to inject comedy into fiction, and why you might want to.

 CRAFT: The Gothic Roots of Genre Fiction

Did you know most genre fiction was born out of the Gothic literary movement? Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery and Romance novels all borrow tropes and archetypes from the Gothics.

Miss Carriger lectures on what it means to be Gothic and how to manipulate the roots of genre to manage reader expectations when writing fiction.

BUSINESS: Brand Management & Social Media for Authors

In this lecture Gail Carriger covers:

  • How to build an author brand and cultivate reader loyalty and why you want to.
  • Selecting and engaging properly with a range of social media platforms.
  • Why authors might select one platform over another.

This the cliff’s notes version of her all day seminar which is recommended.

Miss Carriger is an experienced teacher and not afraid to make a fool of herself. To ask about her rates please drop us a calling card.

For craft presentations, Gail requests a movable microphone (for larger groups), whiteboard with pen, or the equivalent for her writing-craft lectures. She also would like an hour preparation time before the lecture begins (in other words, please don’t schedule her on a panel right before a presentation).

Gail uses Keynote on a Mac laptop for her author business presentations. She’ll need facilities with projection screen and the appropriate cables for a Macbook Air laptop with video port. She travels with as many adapters as possible, but she can’t cover them all. A backup tested Mac with Keynote that works with your projector system and flash drive is appreciated.