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  1. WELCOME:  LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO WRITING SUCCESS

A good laugh lifts the spirits and puts joy into our lives, so why not try putting humor into your writing? Almost every type of writing should have at least one humorous element woven into its literary cloth. Take it from the experts this issue and learn how to write, sell, and amuse your readers with your humorous… MORE >>

     
  2. FICTION TIPS FOR CRAFTING COMEDIC SCENES

It would be difficult to find a fictional story that didn’t offer periodic humor. Even in dark fiction, readers can only stare into the abyss for so long. Humor also makes the reader care more about the characters. So, how do we write funny into our fiction? The good news is that there are formulas for crafting comedic and satirical scenes! Join us in a crash course… MORE >>

FEATURES

  3. AUTHOR JENNETTE FULDA GIVES US HER SKINNY

Jennette was born weighing 8 pounds 5 ounces, but eventually tipped the scales at 372 pounds before losing over half her body weight through diet and exercise. Margo Dill chats with Jennette Fulda about her inspirational and humorous new memoir Half-AssedMORE >>

     
  4. NY TIMES BESTSELLER MARY ROACH EXPLORES THE FUNNY SIDE OF SCIENCE AND SEX

Can science be funny? Just read a book by Mary Roach and you’ll discover it can. Marcia Peterson sits down with bestselling author Mary Roach, who is described as “the funniest science writer in the country,” in this racy and informative interview about Mary’s latest book, Bonk… MORE >>

     
  5. AUTHOR HILLARY CARLIP FINDS HUMOR IN THE 10 ITEMS OR LESS LANE

Queen of the Oddballs author, Hillary Carlip, makes lemonade out of melons in her new book A la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers. Get in line with Annette Fix while Hillary shares her inside scoop to creating great characters… MORE >>

     


COLUMNS

  6. 20 QUESTIONS:  LORI ALAN

Ever wonder about the beautiful face behind the funny voices? Lori Alan gives you a peek into her world of animated voiceover. You’ll get a chance to hear from Family Guy’s “Diane the Anchorwoman,” SpongeBob’s “Pearl the Whale,” and “The Invisible Woman” from The Fantastic Four. This multi-talented dynamo will leave your ears ringing with laughter… MORE >>

     
  7. FREELANCER’S CORNER:  EVERYTHING I REALLY NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT HUMOR WRITING, I LEARNED FOR FREE

A home improvement fiasco jumpstarted Cathy C. Hall’s humor writing career. Now, she’s a columnist for several publications! Discover how a single act of goodwill propelled Cathy’s career into the funny business, and discover how you can break into the market too…
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  8. FUNDS 4 WRITERS:  SELL THE FUNNY STUFF

Your family rolls on the floor laughing at your one-liners. The people at work think you’re a comedian. But, can you write and sell funny? C. Hope Clark breaks down the categories of funny, and gives you a great selection of humor writing markets to submit to in this… MORE >>

     
  9. FUNNY BUSINESS:  HOW 2 WRITE & SELL YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR

Can funny be taught? That’s open to debate. What’s clear is many editors say they’d welcome good humor if they could get it. To help you crack these markets, Barbara J. Petoskey shares her humor writing tips to hone your punchlines, and keep you laughing all the way to the bank… MORE >>

     
  10. INSPIRATION:  RUE MCCLANAHAN, FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

Who doesn’t remember Blanche Devereaux, the man-crazed Southern vixen from the Emmy-award winning series The Golden Girls? From her roles opposite Dustin Hoffman and Brad Davis, to her role as Madame Horrible in the Broadway musical Wicked, Rue McClanahan continues to WOW us. We were lucky enough to chat with Rue in this amazing and inspirational interview about her latest book, My First Five Husbands, her battle with breast cancer, and… MORE >>

     
  11. MARKETS:  GET THE GREEN WITH PREMIUM GREEN

Don’t miss out on the fun! Find out more about WOW!’s new brand of writer’s markets and how joining the club can help you jumpstart your freelance writing career… MORE >>

     
  12. MUST HAVES:  THINGS TO MAKE YOU WRITE & LAUGH!

We’ve all heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine,” but how many of us actually make laughter a part of our daily activities? We go to work, school, meetings, tote little ones to soccer practice, dance, sleepovers, and we make dinners, tidy the house, and try to make time to write...but when do we make time to laugh? This month we feature products and things to either help you write funny, or put the laughter back into your life… MORE >>

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