OCCRWA Proudly Presents:
August 13 – September 9, 2012
Make ‘em Laugh:
Tools and Techniques for Writing Humor
with Charlotte Lobb w/a Charlotte Carter
About the Class:
Women laugh at their shared experiences. They have to! Otherwise there would be no reason to have a mammogram.
Workshop participants will learn the difference between male and female humor, the basic types of humor and how to use the tools that will bring the reader a smile and add a spark to your writing. Some of these tools include the use of contrasting main characters, adding humor through secondary characters, dialogue, deep point of view and employing funny words. The elements of romantic comedy will also be covered as well as setting up a running joke and using props to create humor.
Exercises will encourage participants to identify what’s funny in the works of other authors and practice using the tools of humor in their own projects with feedback provided by the instructor.
The best thing about getting older is my varicose veins. My grandchildren think I have full-body tattoos.
About the Instructor:
Charlotte Carter has authored fifty-six books under various pseudonyms for Harlequin American, Love & Laughter and Duets as well as Dorchester. She is currently writing for Love Inspired and Guideposts Books. Noted for her light-hearted touch, she is a frequent workshop presenter and has taught an online Joke Writing class.
Her honors include Best Harlequin American and Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times and the National Readers' Choice Award. In her spare time Charlotte performs standup comedy——G-Rated Humor for Grownups.
Visit Charlotte’s blog: www.CharlotteCarter.com
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