Friday, September 2, 2011
Humor Writing Workshop
This week I have been reading books on how to present a humor writing workshop. I have decided that it's a lot more work developing a workshop than it is just to get up and entertain folks. You have to be organized to do a workshop. You need goals and objectives. You need meat and potatoes to serve people, not the whipped cream you can dish out at an after dinner talk. A three hour workshop requires about 300 hours of preparation -- at least for me. I think I must have a little ADHD because each time I sit down to start outlining the workshop, something distracts me. And I don't mean anything major. I see a pretty goldfinch out the window. My white cat rubs against my leg and I stop to pet her. The phone rings and it's another Congressman leaving me another unwanted message. The workshop is not until Oct. 29 so I have plenty of time IF I continue working and not procrastinating. It's not only writing humor that's hard, it's teaching people to write humor.
- Jabber with Judy
- I have written humor columns for a variety of publications including the Chicken Soup Books, Knoxville News Sentinel, The Oak Ridger, New Millennium Writings, CityView Magazine, and Ridges Magazine. Celtic Cat Publishing has released two of my humor books, LIFE AMONG THE LILLIPUTIANS, MEMORIES OF A LOOSE WOMAN, and a CD of humorous stories called JEST JUDY.