9th Ave: LIT STARTS: Writing Humor

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

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Join us to celebrate the release of The San Francisco Writers Grotto's new series LIT STARTS with a writing night on humor.

About Writing Humor

A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series.
Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Writing Humor starts with a foreword by author Chris Colin, who offers pointers for developing your own comedic style. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to explore your voice in various hilarious scenarios. Among other ideas, you’ll be asked to write:

  • an account of a bachelor, from the perspective of his refrigerator 

  • a Craigslist ad for something you are desperate to sell 

  • a eulogy to a pair of jeans that no longer fit
  • an evaluation of a coworker in the form of a school report card 

  • a list of embarrassing moments that are funny in hindsight 

Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time.
Special Features

  • Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding
  • Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write
  • Part of a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto 

Check out the other books in the Lit Starts series: Writing Action, Writing Character, and Writing Dialogue.

The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto is a community of writers that was founded in 1994. It now has more than 100 members who share workspace and teach classes in downtown San Francisco. Chris Colin is the author most recently of What to Talk About, and the coauthor of This Is Camino, which was nominated for a James Beard Award.

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ISBN: 9781419738333
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 10th, 2019

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