November 5-7, 2020
We’re going virtual

Funny Sells: Adding Humor to Your Writing

Many writers avoid using humor because of the self-assigned label, “I’m not funny.” Though the assessment might be accurate, the assumption is wrong. Being funny is the requisite for performing comedy, while creativity is the key to humor writing. To write funny, you must think funny, and that’s a learnable skill. During this interactive session, individual and small-group exercises will highlight brainstorming strategies, identify guidelines for adding humor to fiction and nonfiction, and outline tips for maximizing the funny in your writing.