Comedy Writing Secrets, 3rd edition will update the jokes and references used in the first and second editions, present a fresh design and cover, discuss and analyze humor approaches in online mediums, provide new humor writing exercises and practice activities, and better organize the content. Estimated new content: 25%, plus revisions to jokes, sidebars, etc. throughout the remaining content.
Mark A Shatz is a professor of psychology at Ohio University, Zainesville. In addition to teaching humor writing, he has extensive international experience as a teacher, speaker, and seminar leader on various topics such as motivation, death education, and interpersonal communication. Dr. Shatz has published numerous academic papers, incluiding how to use humor to enhance instruction and learning. He is the author of KISSing Golf: Keep It Simple (Stupid) Instructional Method, a humorous instructional book for beginning golfers. Mark is currently developing an online course on humor writing for Writer's Digest University.