Short Humour for Beginners

Humourist James Folta breaks down the concepts of comedic writing to get your first draft started

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Humour writing can seem like an impenetrable form even for experienced writers. Whether you want to make people smirk or laugh out loud, writer and editor James Folta will guide you through a general introduction to the format: What is humour writing? What does it need? What is a premise? What is a beat? This class introduces the concepts and terminology you need to get started. He’ll run you through a couple exercises so you can leave with concrete ideas and a plan to write a (genuinely funny) first draft.

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Includes: Live 90-minute class with Q&A; a handy cheat-sheet on humour writing; access to watch Replay anytime you want.

How it Works: After checkout, you’ll receive a receipt with a link and password for the live Zoom class. You’ll also receive an emailed reminder with the same information a few hours before the session. After the class you’ll get a password to access the Replay and cheat-sheet.

Accessibility: Closed captioning is auto-generated and subject to error.

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