Humor lives in the gap between the ridiculous and the real. It’s the humorist who can wedge themselves firmly in that gap and tell the rest of the world what they find. It’s not a gift, it’s not innate, it’s something anyone can learn and use in their own writing.
Many writers don’t realize there is actually a formula to humor writing, and so they don’t attempt it. But all the jokes you hear on TV or read in books or newspaper columns follow some part of the formula, and everyone had to learn it.
Long-time humor writer Erik Deckers will teach interested writers how to crack the humor formula in a one-hour webinar. He’ll show you five secrets to finding humor in almost every situation (including the ones you’re not supposed to), and the techniques professionals use to “write funny” without resorting to tired clichés and stereotypes.
This webinar will show you:
- How to use lies and misdirection to your benefit
- How to write humor for the ear versus the eye.
- How using social media tools like Twitter can improve your humor writing.
ERIK DECKERS is the president of Pro Blog Service, a content marketing and social media marketing agency. He has been a newspaper humor columnist for 20 years, and is the co-author of Branding Yourself, No Bullshit Social Media, and The Owned Media Doctrine. Erik has also written several radio plays and stage plays. He has been named the writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House for Spring 2016. Website.
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