Nope, that ain't a typo. We want you to improv your writing.
At Literally Funny, we have a combined 35 years studying, performing, and coaching improvisational comedy. We also have plenty of experience as writers, with MFAs and publication credits and all that shiny jazz. But the thing we have that's going to be most helpful to you is A LOT of ideas about how to apply the tools of improv to your writing to take it to the next level.
Which is, what, probably level 26. Minimum.
With our manuscript review services, we can help you find the places in that story, novella, or novel you've been working on where you can raise the stakes, find and play the game in the scene, or just open things up with a little funny ha-ha (or funny uh-oh, if that's more your thing). If there are specific areas you want us to target, we can do that, too, from punching up your dialogue to deepening your descriptions, whatever you need.
Young Writer Support.
Tweens and teens who are looking to develop their writing practices can benefit greatly from our improv-based philosophy. We focus on identifying and strengthening their writing "voice" and freeing the creative mind from the tyranny of "the right way to write." (We've found that tweens and teens like freeing themselves from various forms of tyranny and this one seems like an easy one to manage.)
When you're ready to take a look at your writing process as a whole and find ways to incorporate the active, generative, and supportive power of improv, we're here for you. We'll provide personalized instructional materials, writing exercises, face-to-face consultations, and reviews of new material you create, all aimed at giving you new tools to use in your writing long after we here at Literally Funny have gone the way of the laserdisc.
Corporate Communications Training.
No one wants to read your memo on new workplace printing procedures. Or DO they?
No, they don't. But, by leveraging the group mind and "Yes, and..." ideas of improv, maybe, just maybe, they might want to read your next memo. The one about new workplace recycling procedures. Maybe they'll even read it twice.