Popular Humorist & Author
The Humorous Adventures
Humor can help define a story and its characters. To better resonate with an audience, writers include humor in their memoirs, scripts, screenplays, essays, blogs, lifestyle publications and of course, public speaking.
So...how does one write funny right?
Welcome to Ernie's World!
Ernie Witham has won numerous awards including first place for humor writing and first place for screenwriting at the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference.
He is a past member of the Santa Barbara Humor Society, a past member of the Screenwriter's Association of Santa Barbara, and was a member of Toastmasters International. He is an accomplished photographer with a degree from Brooks Institute of Photography
Ernie's presentation will include the elements to make your writing funny AND publishable, whether it’s for your novel, screenplay or humorous anecdotes.
Laughs guaranteed during this meeting when Ernie Witham stops by and offers some valuable techniques that will make anything funny!
“The diversity and good clean fun of Ernie Witham’s humor makes him one of my favorite contributing writers to our Chicken Soup books.” - Jack Canfield , Co-Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
"Ernie Witham is Erma Bombeck With Five O'Clock Shadow." - Chryss Yost, Santa Barbara Independent
This will be fun and enlightening presentation for all writers, any level and any genre.
Topic items will include:
- Honing observational skills
- Using the element of surprise
- The funny thing about the truth
- Visualization and your writing
- Exaggeration required
A lively Q & A will follow this presentation.
“Ernie Witham is not afraid to poke a little fun at himself, an Everyman with a wonderfully quirky sense of humor. He takes us many unexpected directions. And it's always funny.” Grace Rachow undefined Writer and Publisher of the Community of Voices Anthologies
More about Ernie Witham:
Ernie Witham writes a humor column called "Ernie's World" for the Montecito Journal in Montecito, California. His column is syndicated through the Senior Wire News Service. He has also been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Santa Barbara News-Press, various magazines, and more than two dozen anthologies including Chicken Soup of the Soul 101 Best Stories, the Wisdom of Dads, and Not Your Mother’s Book on Travel.
He also leads humor workshops at several writers' conferences, and has recently published his second book, A Year in the Life of a “Working” Author: A Memoir to the Best of the Recollections of Ernie Witham, a follow-up to Ernie’s World, the Book, a collection of his favorite columns.
More information about Ernie Witham can be found at: www.erniesworld.com
Contact person for this meeting:
Ed Lopatin, VP, PSWG Programs
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