By Marilyn Friedman and Lorinda Toledo
We’re so excited! A Night of Sexy Stories at Writing Pad is almost here! Join us for an evening of hilarious tales about love, relationships, and sex performed by writers who are also successful actors!
DC Pierson (“Community,” “Weeds”), Lauren Weedman (“Hung”, “The Five Year Engagement”), Annabelle Gurwitch (Host of “Dinner and a Movie”, “Fired”), Brian Finkelstein (Host of “The Moth”), Jeff Kahn (“The Ben Stiller Show”), and Iris Bahr (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) are performing! Plus, we’ll be serving special summer-themed cocktails and snacks. What could be sexier than that?
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Classes Starting July 21-25
Mini Novel Writing Bootcamp
What Do You Think? Writing the Op-Ed or Cultural Essay
Micro Short Stories: The Art of Flash Fiction
You’ve Been Featured: Writing The Mini-Feature or Interview
Writing Pad Events
Writers With Drinks
A Sexy Summer Night At Writing Pad
Other Journalism/Web Writing Classes
From Cheng Du to Timbuktu: A Travel Writing Workshop
#FameSuccessLove: Harnessing The Power of Twitter
You In 1200 Words: Writing and Publishing The Personal Essay (5 Wk Intensive)
Other Fiction/Memoir Classes
A Novel Approach: Mastering The Long Form Story
It’s Story Time: Storytelling For Kids
Get Your Book Published
Short Story Reboot: Rescuing Your Crashed Creation
Addictive Fiction: Writing The Knock Out Novel
Other Writing For Actors Classes
Other Screenwriting Classes
Writing A Pilot That Can Fly (Weekend Intensive)
Mini Screenwriting Bootcamp
Going on dates can seem like an exercise in embarrassment. We’ve all tripped and fallen, dribbled red wine on our white clothes, or passed gas at an inopportune moment. And even after you’re in a relationship, there’s still plenty of opportunities to humiliate yourself — or end up laughing at your blushing beau!
Make a list of 3 dates or moments in your relationship when something embarrassing, crazy or funny happened. Pick one. Add a sensory detail (smell, taste, sound, touch). Now, write for 10 minutes about this funny incident. Make sure to include the sensory detail and post your story in the comments of this blog to be entered into the July/August comment contest for a free class!
Although it was not funny in the moment, Marilyn is going to write about the man who will be forever known as Valentine’s Day Killer in her dating history book. He not only neglected to buy her even a card for Valentine’s Day, he mauled this once happy, romantic holiday by getting hysterical when confronted and begging her to go with him to his shrink so she could explain why he was such a thoughtless jerk.
What is your embarrassing date or relationship story? Write about it for 10 minutes, and you could win a free class!