Improv for Writers in Dublin - no ducking allowed!

What fun we had improvising to aid our writing on Sunday afternoon, May 20th, at the International Comedy Club in Dublin. Everyone who attended was ready to play and to learn. The main lesson of the day, according to one participant who ducked an imaginary scorpion thrown at her in a story she was telling, was that you must allow yourself to be hit by the scorpion - let yourself, and your audience/reader, experience the adventure.

 Although to goal of improvising isn't to be funny, but to freely create, it always leads to lots of laughter.

Although to goal of improvising isn't to be funny, but to freely create, it always leads to lots of laughter.

 The participants took a little time to write, to see if they felt freer in their brains. I hated telling them to stop.

The participants took a little time to write, to see if they felt freer in their brains. I hated telling them to stop.

 It was a joy to work with this grand group. 

It was a joy to work with this grand group.