Writing the Humorous Essay: A Six-Week Online Course
Fuze is thrilled to announce a series of workshops beginning on Wednesday, 11/04, taught by Fuze author Mark Saunders
Six sessions, each two hours, via Zoom.
Wednesdays 11/04/20 to 12/16/20 (no class 11/25)
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET)
Tuition is $250.
Enrollment is limited to eight.
Bored with sheltering in place? Wishing you were someplace else? Now you can stay home and learn to write funny stuff! Check out Fuze’s NEW course taught by essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and cartoonist Mark Saunders, author of Nobody Knows the Spanish I Speak.
- Find your comic vision
- Identify your comic presence
- Develop memorable characters
- Write funny dialogue
- Learn when to use parody and satire
- Master hyperbole and understatement
- Create analogies and metaphors
This course is just right for you if you’re new at writing essays, if you’re an experienced essayist, or if you’re working on a memoir. Maybe you want to add more humor to your blog or other writings—or perhaps you’re just looking for your inner humorist!
Each session will consist of a craft talk on writing humor, responses to your writing, and time for questions. Offline assignments will consist of reading short, humorous essays and writing short pieces in addition to keeping a journal.
Watch the video to learn more!
Want to register or ask questions? Email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and cartoonist Mark Saunders tried stand-up comedy to get over shyness and failed spectacularly at it—the stand-up part, not the shyness. He once owned a Yugo and still can’t remember why. More than 70 of his plays have been staged or received public readings in the United States, Mexico, and England, and five of his plays have been published. With three scripts optioned, his screenplays, all comedies, have attracted awards but seem to be allergic to money. Back in his drawing days, more than 500 of his cartoons appeared nationally in publications as diverse as Writer’s Digest, The Twilight Zone Magazine, and The Saturday Evening Post. As a freelancer, he also wrote gags for the popular comic strip “Frank and Ernest,” as well as jokes for professional comedians, including Jay Leno.