Friday, Kyle Mann, novelist and Editor-in-Chief at the BabylonBee, takes a break from spreading conservative disinformation for a chat. We're gonna be talking about satire, humor, modern-day allegories, and free speech in today's social media landscape. Join us for the conversation Friday, 3-4 PM Eastern!
Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guest: Kyle Mann
00:00 Opening remarks and introductions
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02:30 Main Event – Truth, Humor, & Satire | Kyle Mann, BabylonBee
-Kyle gives a synopsis of Babylon Bee. -How Kyle got into writing.
-“What is writing? Writing is telepathy.” – Stephen King -Writing long and short form.
-Resisting the urge to give stage direction.
-The writing and editing process to the final draft.
-The enjoyment of long epic sagas as well as economically tight works.
-Writing to a specific market.
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31:06 Main Event – Truth, Humor, & Satire | Kyle Mann, BabylonBee, Continued!
-Changing writing habits. -Handling or managing reader responses to your work.
-Why they went with a publisher rather than the indie approach.
-Things that publishers can provide over indie. -Tips on writing humor.
-Read lots and lots of humorous fiction.
-Broader tip: read in the genre you want to write in, good and bad.
-Finding the right punchline (going for longevity vs. pop culture that fades quickly)
-Changes made to improve the broad appeal.
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