Meet Donna Cavanagh, author of Try and Avoid the Speed Bumps, A Canine's Guide to the Good Life, and her newest, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans.
How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans
Did you know there are writing techniques designed to bring out the funny in all of us? Humor is a difficult genre, but for those who have the desire to make people’s lives a little lighter with words, this book is for them. Written in an encouraging and entertaining tone and based on Donna Cavanagh's humor writing workshops, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans highlights the “humor helpers” that writers, business professionals or speakers can use to make audiences laugh out loud, softly chuckle or smile with amusement.
Divided into three parts, the first section of this book explains how to use specific humor techniques plus it provides writing exercises so budding humorists can practice their new craft. Part II, talks about the importance of blogging on both individual and community sites and the ins-and-outs of social media. And for those who want to take their writing to the next level, Part III describes the new world of publishing and the options that are out there for all authors.
As an added bonus, humorists, authors and comics have contributed "What Inspires my Humor" essays for some reader motivation.
Donna Cavanagh is founder of HumorOutcasts.com (HO) and the partner publishing company, HumorOutcasts Press which now includes the labels Shorehouse Books and Corner Office Books (HOPress-Shorehousebooks.com). Cavanagh launched HO as an outlet for writers to showcase their work in a world that offered few avenues for humor. HO now features the creative talents of more than 100 aspiring and accomplished writers, producers, comics and authors from all over the world. Known for its eclectic content, HumorOutcasts has something for everyone. As a writer herself, Cavanagh is a former journalist who made an unscheduled stop into humor more than 20 years ago. Her syndicated columns helped her gain a national audience when her work landed in the pages of First Magazine, USA Today and other national media. She has taught the how-to lessons of humor, blogging and publishing at The Philadelphia Writers' Conference and the Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop. Recently named Humor Writer of the Month by the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, Cavanagh has penned four humor books Reality: Fantasy’s Evil Twin, Try and Avoid the Speed Bumps, A Canine’s Guide to the Good Life (which she wrote with her dogs Frankie and Lulu) and the USA Books Contest finalist Life On the Off Ramp. Cavanagh hopes her latest book How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans will encourage writers not only to embrace their humor talents but show them off as well.