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Click here to register for this year’s humor-writing conference, ThinkingFunny22!

Yes, it IS POSSIBLE to learn how to write and think funny. ThinkingFunny22 brings three top-level practitioners and teachers to you for our 2nd annual conference. All three have specific, actionable tips and are available both in the general session, on Saturday, and a more intimate workshop session on Sunday.

The day-long event begins at 10:00 am Pacific time and runs through an after-party from 5:15-6:30 pm. Click here to register. The fee is $75 for the live event and one-year access to the sessions’ recordings.

This year’s conference will focus on humor-writing and offers six, 50-minute sessions.

Saturday 4/2/22 all times Pacific Coast/San Francisco

  • 10:00 – 10:30 am – Host Robb Lightfoot opens the event with greetings, a brief overview of CrowdCast how-tos, and introductions/announcements.
  • 10:30-11:20 am – Novelist and writing-coach Cathy Yardley will start the conference by looking at how to break through writing blocks and improve your productivity. She’s the author of more than 17 novels and the Rock Your Writing series.
  • 11:35-12:25 pm – Multi-talented author and practicing writer Anne Janzer will take a look at how to use humor in serious, non-fiction subjects.
  • 12:25-12:55 pm – Lunch
  • 12:55-1:45 pm – John Vorhaus shares sure-fire comic tools drawn from his legendary book, The Comic Toolbox. His presentations are entertaining and full of actionable advice.
  • 1:55-2:45 pm – Vorhaus returns with to reveal his process on crafting comedic characters that light up the page and the stage. He shows us the differences between characters in comedy movies and sitcoms.
  • 2:45-3 pm – Break
  • 3-3:50 pm – Dave Fox offers believes that you’re funnier than you think. You can find and write about humor in your daily life. Fox says that humor is lurking all around us, but it can be stealthy. His session examines how to turn non-funny moments in your life into hilarious stories and how to punch up stories to make them funnier. His techniques apply to columns, personal essays, memoirs, or even sketch comedy.
  • 4:05-4:55 pm – Three agents tell us what it takes to break into print. Our panel consists of experienced agents with diverse backgrounds. We’ll hear from Savannah Brooks, Michael Larsen, and Gordon Warnock explaining the dos and don’ts of approaching an agent. This session is designed to help authors refine their book proposals, elevator pitches, as well as offering ideas for how to get your articles, stories, and books into print.
  • 5:15-6:30 pm – Afterparty! – Zoom link provided to attendees. After this, you’re welcome to hang with your fellow writers.

Click here to see our upcoming Masterclass schedule for 2022.

Our 2022 Team – In Order Of Appearance

Robb Lightfoot

Cathy Yardley

Anne Janzer

John Vorhaus

Dave Fox

Gordon Warnock

Savannah Brooks

Michael Larsen

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