Check out the new discussion forum over at www.ThinkingFunny.com. It’s a place to meet writers with an interest in humor.
The items below are free to view or join, and you don’t have to be published to be a member. Humor isn’t stand-up comedy. You don’t have to make drunk people laugh nonstop. Humor can be sprinkled in here and there to keep things from getting dull. Consider the work of Bill Bryson and Mary Roach. They teach us while we’re shaking out heads at the weird situations they encounter. There are techniques and tips that can help you, no matter where you are on our journey.
We also have a place you can share your work without it being “out in the open” on the web. There’s a just-launched discussion area, and it include areas to privately share your rough-draft work, 2-3 pages at a time, to get craft tips, and to see what the state of marketing is in the world of humor. We’ll also offer places for you to give shout-outs to work you like and an area to promote your own events, books, and whatnot.
And all this is free. Here’s the link to the forum.
The advantage of a site like this is that it will be behind a simple layer of security that keeps bots and unruly people out.
We also have a Facebook Group that is open to people who’d like to work on their humor-writing, click here to visit the Humorists Club, and you can click here to follow the Humorists Club Facebook page, if you want to see trade tips and notices of upcoming events. There’s a Twitter feed, too, @HumoristsClub, and finally, a Meetup group for those times when we decide to go to video on have a NaNoWriMo style writing jam.
Stop by, say hello, or write me regarding this effort at firstname.lastname@example.org.