Longtime humor writer Erik Deckers will share “10 Secrets to Writing Humor” at the next Ponte Vedra Writers meeting. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Ponte Vedra Beach Library.
Humor lives in the gap between the ridiculous and the real, Deckers says. Humor writers know how to wedge themselves firmly in that gap and reveal the vein of humor found there.
In his presentation, Deckers will discuss the humor formula and how to crack it. He'll share 10 secrets to finding humor in almost every situation (including the ones you're not supposed to), and the techniques professionals use to "write funny" without resorting to tired clichés, stereotypes and old knock-knock jokes.
Deckers is president of Pro Blog Service, a content marketing agency with clients throughout the U.S. He is also the co-author of several social media and marketing books. He’s been blogging since 1997, and a newspaper humor columnist since 1994. He has written radio and stage plays, and numerous business articles. Deckers was the Spring 2016 writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida, and now serves on its board of directors.
The Ponte Vedra Writers chapter is one of over 50 writers groups affiliated with the Florida Writers Association, a nonprofit membership organization with nearly 1,500 members. Meetings are free and open to the public.
For information, go to floridawriters.net.