Learn from the mistress of humor and a much-published author. This workshop will take a look at the difference between male and female humor, the basic types of humor and how to use the tools that will bring the reader a smile and add a spark to your writing. Some of these tools include the use of contrasting main characters, adding humor through secondary characters, dialogue, deep point of view and employing funny words. The elements of romantic comedy will also be covered as well as setting up a running joke and using props to create humor.
Exercises will encourage participants to identify whatâ€™s funny in the works of other authors and practice using the tools of humor in their own projects with feedback provided by the instructor.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Charlotte Carter has authored fifty-six books under various pseudonyms for Harlequin American, Love & Laughter and Duets as well as Dorchester. She is currently writing for Love Inspired and Guideposts Books. Noted for her light-hearted touch, she is a frequent workshop presenter and has taught an online Joke Writing class. Her honors include Best Harlequin American and Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times and the National Readers’ Choice Award. In her spare time Charlotte performs standup comedyâ€”â€”G-Rated Humor for Grownups.