Writin’ Funny: Interactive, informative, and ticklish


Seminar
Writin’ Funny: Interactive, Informative, And Ticklish

Saturday, October 26, 2013

In keeping with this year’s theme exploring the writing process, we cannot ignore humor, nor do we want to.

There are methods, tricks, turns of phrase, and surprises that elicit a laughter response. The two presenters have all of this, plus the instinct and a distinct ability and personality to clearly communicate how you can apply this to your own writing.

We will discuss how to open up to the absurdities and vagaries of life, and how to enjoy them. If you want to bring something that you have written, we will work with that as time permits, and we may also throw a few easy exercises your way.

Our writing instructors:
Mark Miller has sold movie projects to Warner Brothers, been a writer/producer on numerous network and syndicated TV sit-com staffs, a humor columnist for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, a current humor blogger for The Huffington Post, and is a part of the Los Angeles storytelling community.

He has also performed stand-up comedy in nightclubs and on TV. His first book, a collection of his humor essays on dating and romance, is scheduled to be published by Skyhorse Publishing in the Fall of 2014. Its title: “500 Coffee Dates: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Dating Wars.”

But he says he’d trade all his success in a minute for immortality, inner peace, and limitless wealth.

Mark’s website is MarkMillerHumorist.com.

David Samson is FunnyGuy.com and the founder of FunnyEBooks.com.

The author of 47 books, he’s a professional speaker, media personality and Creative Director of AdVille.com.

He has written books for Random House, Simon & Schuster, St. Martin’s Press, Signet, and Penguin, among other major houses. His books have been seen on “David Letterman,” “The Today Show,”” Politically Incorrect,” “Comedy Central,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Donahue,” and “Larry King Live.” They’ve been featured in People, Penthouse, Cosmopolitan, The New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Magazine, USA Today, and The New York Times.

He believes the best years of his life are still behind him.