Writing Humor (Lit Starts)

A Book of Writing Prompts


A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series.


ISBN: 9781419738333 Category:

San Francisco Writers' Grotto


Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Writing Humor starts with a foreword by author Chris Colin, who offers pointers for developing your own comedic style. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to explore your voice in various hilarious scenarios.

Among other ideas, you’ll be asked to write:
– an account of a bachelor, from the perspective of his refrigerator ?
– a Craigslist ad for something you are desperate to sell ?
– a eulogy to a pair of jeans that no longer fit
– an evaluation of a coworker in the form of a school report card ?
– a list of embarrassing moments that are funny in hindsight ?

Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time.

Additional information

Weight 218 g
Dimensions 13 x 20.3 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 10 September 2019
Number of pages 96
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Foreword by Chris Colin
Dimensions 13 x 20.3 cm
Weight 218 g


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The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto is a community of writers that was founded in 1994. It now has more than 100 members who share workspace and teach classes in downtown San Francisco. Chris Colin is the author most recently of What to Talk About, and the coauthor of This Is Camino, which was nominated for a James Beard Award.