Humor Writing (and How to Think Like a Funny Person) - Level 1

Adrienne Gusoff, One Woman Creative Cyclone

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8 Videos (29m)
    • Because you can never have to much humor in your life!

      4:58
    • Man-eating Thesaurus, dictionaries, websites, etc.

      4:18
    • Plosives, Sibilants and Why Some Words Sound Funnyds of Words

      4:15
    • Using Your Tools

      4:03
    • Homos, Heteros and False Friends

      2:57
    • The topical comic zinger

      2:45
    • The classic comedy trope

      3:34
    • A final word...

      2:10
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About This Class

Never mind WD40. Humor is the universal lubricant! A well-told funny story is the perfect entrée into business and social situations. It’s a great way to get noticed on social media. Being able to get potential clients to laugh is the first step into making them actual clients. And with a good quip at the ready, you can diffuse a potentially tense situation. In this class, you’ll learn how to think like a funny person; to see the world from new perspectives. Students will learn a few (of many) humor techniques, and in the end, create a 500-800 word humorous essay.

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Wow-- I'm a maroon! Thanks so much for the great tips and exercise. I always thought using something like a cliche dictionary or a thesaurus was cheating. I'm so neurotic and you've made me one happier camper. I'm going back and laughing at a lot of your little quips and one liners, sprinkled through out. Very entertaining and well-taught.
Brilliant class and demo! Thank you!
This is like a college course on humor writing.

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Adrienne Gusoff

One Woman Creative Cyclone

Adrienne is a widely published freelance writer (books and articles), award-winning advertising and greeting card designer, product and game creator, teacher/lecturer and business owner. She is the author of "Dirty Yiddish Slang" (Ulysses Press) and among the most quoted humorists on the Internet. Currently, she has active card lines with Recycled Paper Greetings, Papyrus and Smart Alex, and edits/writes for Avanti Press. For many years, she wrote and starred in a line of best-selling Bubby ...

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