The Exciting Writing for Laughter course was aimed
at creative writers who wished to explore the subject of comic
writing in greater depth.
Teaching covered diverse aspects of the subject rather than
being focused on any single medium.
For example, topics included the constituent elements of jokes,
techniques for generating funny ideas, timeless v. topical writing,
word play, sustaining/building comic effect in an extended story
or scene, and so on.
Class processes are not recorded here, but the topic sheets
distributed to students during the course are as follows:
Alternatively, use the arrows below to work forwards or backwards
through the course: