- Nov 21 2022
- 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
UTA Class: Take a Shot at Humor Writing (Fiction and Non-Fiction) – LIVE WEBCAST
Humorous writing can be hard to master. However, it can get easier if you understand the techniques comedians use to get a laugh. Whether you are pulling anecdotes from real life, are writing a funny character in fictional situations, or want to blend humor with other genres, there’s something in this hands-on class for you. Aspiring writers will have the opportunity to have writing samples critiqued each week. Students will have the opportunity to practice elements of short story writing. Material covered relates to modern writing theory, and discusses the structure of recently published works, and is suitable for students writing in all genres, including both commercial and literary fiction. The teaching method accommodates the needs of students who want to shape their work for publication, as well as those who are writing to create an heirloom, or for personal fulfilment. The instructor has published in both science fiction and mystery, and critiques manuscript partials in a number of genres for major writing conferences.
This is a hands-on class, with writing assignments (in-class and as homework) and reading assignments. Students will have the opportunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week.