Wednesday, February 5, 6:30 – 8:30.
Barnes and Noble, Carrollwood (meeting area in the back).
Humor writing is much, much different from writing comedy. For one thing, comedy is meant to be heard, whether it’s standup comics or TV sitcoms. Humor is meant to be read: Dave Barry, Christopher Moore, Patrick McManus, and Robert Benchley are and were masters of the craft. And with a little work, you can add humor to your writing just by using these (or some other) techniques.
Erik Deckers is a professional blogger and ghostwriter, and is the co-author of Branding Yourself, No Bullshit Social Media, and The Owned Media Doctrine. He published his first humor novel, Mackinac Island Nation, in 2019. Erik has been blogging since 1997, and a newspaper humor columnist since 1994. He has written several radio and stage plays, and numerous business articles. Erik was the Spring 2016 writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL, and now serves on their board of directors.