Writing Humor
Writing Humor
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Writing Humor

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Hook Your Readers with Humor!

ABOUT THIS MINI-CLASS

In this fun mini-class, you'll learn a lot of different strategies for writing humor for children. Laurie will emphasize the importance of effective page turns and escalating emotion in the story. The three handouts will outline her strategies with examples from her books.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Lesson 1:Pay Attention, Dammit!

  • Learn the best way for you to discover humor. Laurie will share her favorite methods.

Lesson 2: A Potato, a State, and a Doughnut Walk into a Book...

  • It all starts with a funny idea! Laurie shares some of her favorite strategies for writing humor.

Lesson 3: Emotion Commotion!

  • Learn how to use humor and effective page turns to escalate emotion in a story, ease tension, or lighten a heavy moment.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

LAURIE KELLERLaurie Keller is an award-winning author/illustrator of many children's books. She won the 2017 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for We Are Growing, her first early reader. Many of her books have some kind of educational or nonfiction element. Some have even been turned into fun educational videos.