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Student Quotes
"A structured approach to breaking down humor writing to its basics so you know how to build it yourself."
- Brad McMillen
 Internet ad agency owner
"Having so many humor principles and techniques laid out in front of me gave me a broad palette I could play around with."
- Jodi Lustig
 Writer
"I learned myriad of techniques to infuse humor into my writing."
- Keisha Barrow
 Law Student
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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors

If you chuckle at the essays of Erma Bombeck and the life stories of David Sedaris, if you chortle at the exploits of such fictional characters as Tom Jones and Bridget Jones—you know the pleasure of literary laughter. Humor writing requires all the hallmarks of good writing plus that X factor: being funny.

These courses cover the spectrum of prose humor writing, exploring fiction and such nonfiction forms as memoir, essay, opinion pieces, and parody. You will learn basic principles of humor, how to view the world with a humorist’s eye, and how to maximize the comedic potential in such craft elements as character, structure, dialogue, and voice. You will also learn how and where to market your work.

Whether you seek to write wit, comedy, satire, or farce, we’ll show you how to turn sentences into smiles.

Also offered:
> TV Writing (includes Sitcom Writing)
> Stand-up Comedy Writing



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Level I
Humor Writing | 10-week Workshop
 
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of humor writing. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Write one/two short humor pieces or begin a book
  • Lectures on basics of humor writing craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique (two times)

Humor I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

View a course syllabus.

There are no Humor Writing I in NYC classes scheduled at this time. Take this class Online
Please call 877-974-8377 for the next scheduled date.


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