Sunday, March 24, 2013
1:00 pm at Improv Asylum
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Whether you have an idea for a joke or a screenplay, it’s easy to think of reasons why you shouldn’t even bother. We’ll focus on writing even when you think you're not ready.
Whether you have an idea for a joke, a screenplay, a comic book, or a song, it’s very easy to think of reasons why you shouldn’t even bother. What if it isn’t good enough? What if it’s been done before? What if you’re not even talented? We’ll focus on writing and creating even if you think you’re not ready yet, not good enough yet, or if you just can’t get motivated to create whatever you want to. We’ll also discuss possible reasons why women tend to second guess themselves more often then men do, and explore the best ways around your fears, blocks, and overall doubts about you and your work so that you can stop second guessing yourself and start creating that thing you’ve always wanted to create.
Lane Moore is a comedian and writer for The Onion, truTV, VH1, Ms., Feministing, and WitStream, former editor for Jezebel, and a regular on VH1 talking head shows. Her work has been featured and praised by Splitsider, Showtime, IFC, Hello Giggles, Time Out New York, WitStream, Autostraddle, Poets & Writers, Gawker, SXSW Comedy Festival, and The Huffington Post, which frequently lists her as one of the top comedians to follow on Twitter. Lane was also a founding member of Her Girl Friday, an organization seeking to increase networking and support among women in the arts, and currently teaches a number of workshops focusing on writing and comedy.