Laugh Out Loud

Crafting funny stories for kids.

Laugh Out Loud is ideal for any children’s writer looking to load up on more LOLs

You will:
Learn how to plan for humour
Find out how to create your own brand of funny
Discover humour-specific writing tips and techniques
Receive personalised feedback from a bestselling, internationally published author
Laugh lots and roll on the floor sometimes.

“Tim Harris knows funny! He has crafted a course which unpacks humour in an easy-to-grasp, insightful way, and his delivery literally made me laugh out loud. I’m finishing this course knowing a wee bit more about toilet humour, ready to put my characters through hell for the sake of a joke, totally understanding recurring humour and totally understanding recurring humour. See? I’m so much funnier now. Thanks, Tim!”
– Amelia Lewis, Laugh Out Loud graduate

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Key information
Key information:
This is an online self-paced course
Duration 1 This is an online self-paced course

Duration:
Your 12 months' access begins straight away

Duration:
Your 12 months' access begins straight away

Feedback:
Personalised feedback on final assignment

Feedback:
Personalised feedback on final assignment

Course Creator:
Tim Harris
Course Creator:
Tim Harris

$295 $197 limited time offer

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This course is an absolute joke

Would you love to write one of those insanely popular funny books like the Treehouse series, Tom Weekly, Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Toffle Towers but not sure if you’re funny enough? Laugh Out Loud will help you find the funny, hunt down hilarity, conjure the chuckles, seek out the silly and guarantee more guffaws than ever before!

Too funny for words?

Children love to laugh. You must know that (you used to be one). That’s why it’s really not surprising that the bestsellers lists are often jam-packed with humorous stories for kids. It’s been like this for years (trust us, we checked), because comedy is timeless and universal.

There is a problem though. You see, many authors – both emerging and established – lack the confidence to see their funny manuscripts through from conception to completion. What if nobody laughs at my ideas? What if my jokes fall flat? What if nobody understands that when I write in italics I’m thinking things out loud? You get the idea.

This course will help you find that confidence to write your own funny books – ones that kids, publishers and parents will gleefully gobble up. Because if you can laugh, you can write humour – it just takes a bit of practice.

“This course was absolutely brilliant. I discovered that you don’t need to be funny to write funny, you just need to realise what your target audience finds funny. SO so helpful for someone who doesn’t believe they’re funny enough to write humour. It’s given me the confidence to try my hand at something I thought I’d never be able to succeed at.”

Stacy Baldwin, Laugh Out Loud graduate

About course creator Tim Harris

Tim Harris is an award-winning children’s author with several laugh-out-loud series for kids to his name, including Toffle Towers, Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables and Exploding Endings. He was a primary school teacher of 15 years, which kind of makes perfect sense really. His stories are filled with quirky scenarios, loveable characters and plenty of imagination. And soon, yours will be too!

How our “self-paced courses” work

This is one of AWC’s 35+ “self-paced” online courses. But what does that mean? Allow us to explain:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Will this course make me funny?
A: There is no guarantee. But this course will explicitly analyse humour, with plenty of opportunity for you to develop your own ‘funny’ writing style and inject laughs in all the right places (so, kind of like the opposite of Botox).

Q: Can anyone do this course?
A: Yes. But it’s especially helpful for writers who are committed to planning, starting, completing or bettering their manuscripts.

Q: Will there be homework?
A: It’s not school, but each module will include at least one recommended writing exercise to help you hone your skills.

Q: Will I receive feedback?
A: Yes! At the end of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to submit an exercise and receive personalised feedback from Tim.

Q: Does Tim like chocolate?
A: Yes, Tim is deadly serious about his love of chocolate. Thanks for asking.

“This course exceeded my expectations. I now feel confident that I can try writing funny stories with all the tips in this course, from a highly successful children’s author. I’ve realised that  you don’t have to be a funny person to write humorous stories. It’s about understanding what kids find funny.

– Emma Counsell, Laugh Out Loud graduate

Key information
Key information:
This is an online self-paced course
Duration 1 This is an online self-paced course

Duration:
Your 12 months' access begins straight away

Duration:
Your 12 months' access begins straight away

Feedback:
Personalised feedback on final assignment

Feedback:
Personalised feedback on final assignment

Course Creator:
Tim Harris
Course Creator:
Tim Harris

$295 $197 limited time offer

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