When people ask me what I teach in my Python writing classes, I sometimes have trouble explaining. After all, not only is it difficult to teach someone to write like Cleese and Chapman, or Palin and Jones, or Eric Idle, or Terry Gilliam, it’s also a little redundant. John, Terry, Eric, Terry and Michael have mastered that skill very well. (Graham–well, his output in recent years has…slowed.)
But what I DO teach in my Python Process writing classes is the Python approach to writing, and how to take what we know about their style, technique, and approach and apply it to our own writing. In other words, even if you try to write a John Cleese sketch, it’s going to be completely unique, because it’s John Cleese filtered through your own brain, and your own unique experiences.
Want to see what I mean? We had a very successful staged reading recently, and you can have a look for yourself right here…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7guPi8B26nY&feature=youtu.be
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