Humor Writing: Become the Next David Sedaris

Grace Bello, Content Marketer

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About This Class

As Mel Brooks said, "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.”

There's a thin line between comedy and tragedy. In this writing workshop, we'll explore what makes a fictional or real life story funny and how we can apply those tricks of the trade to our own work. Based on incidents from your life—apartment hunting, family drama, the daily grind—you’ll turn your own anecdotes into publishable essays or short fiction.

This project will be done collaboratively. I'll lead livestream lectures, provide discussion prompts, and give writing and editing tips. You'll write and edit your draft, create workshop groups, and give each other constructive feedback in the online classroom and in your local workshops.
You'll walk away from this class with a 500-word story or essay that you can submit for publication and the skills to write funny pieces again and again.
Jump-start your creative writing. Sign up now!

11 of 13 students recommendSee All

Grace made a particular effort to make comments and encourage participation. Her techniques are pretty good. The material she presented is not highly polished, but it is spot-on and very useful. Like the best jokes, if the humor is good, the telling is not as important. Now pull my finger and take this class!
Great Class Thanku!!
Sandra Relf

Creative Decorator

Grace was an absolutely wonderful teacher. She provided tremendous resources every week, in her links and her recorded office hours. Despite the large number of people taking the class, she provided great individual feedback and support.





Grace Bello

Content Marketer

I'm a creative and entrepreneurial content marketer. I tell powerful and authentic multimedia stories that resonate with target audiences, generate leads, and build brands.