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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Me Write Funny Someday - Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop

Want to be a humor writer? Online registration for the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop will open starting September 10, 2007 at noon EST. Last year's workshop sold out in only 12 days, so get your septic tanks in a row. The workshop will be April 3-5, 2008 in Dayton, Ohio.

The 2008 workshop fee is $350 - all sessions and meals included. Keynote speakers include Garrison Keillor, Martha Bolton, Mike Peters, Connie Schultz, Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan. Read the speaker bios and see a list of workshops on the website.

Classes include:
HUMOR WRITING
* How to develop and use humorous anecdotes
* Raising your humor writing IQ
* How to take your humor writing from amusing to amazing
* Humor writing: What works and what doesn't
* Are you SURE you want to be a humor columnist?
* How to write humorous greeting cards

HUMAN INTEREST WRITING
* Shaping your life experience for the page
* How to touch readers' hearts with your words

MOTIVATION
* How to survive and thrive throughout the creative process
* Networking for writers

FREELANCE WRITING
* Freelance writing for the greeting card industry
* The renegade writer's guide to breaking into magazines

MARKETING
* Podcasting for writers
* Using online video to market your books and yourself
* How to create an Amazon.com bestseller

BOOK PUBLISHING
* Book proposals and literary agents
* How to choose the right self-publishing company

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