MARCH 4th and 5th: BOOKCAMP-Comedy Intensive with a Hollywood Master! @ The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm

sWhat do Actors Jack Black and Nathan Lane have in common?
2 words:  The outrageous and comedy writer Steve Kaplan … and so can you!



March 4
… Sharpen up your writing with Hollywood’s premier comedy writer.
March 5 … Learn tips and tricks to transform your work to the big screen.

A very special BookCamp is coming your way with comedy writer, trainer, author and mentor to the inside club of Hollywood’s entertainers is coming to AuthorU and Denver. Steve Kaplan is bringing the Comedy Intensive to us … you will learn tips and tricks on how to humor up your writing when appropriate; how to engage an audience when speaking that you’ve never thought about; and so much more.

Get ready for a dynamic duo: The Comedy Writing Intensive BookCamp: A Weekend Workshop for Authors, Writers and Screenwriters. Attend one day … or both. Your choice … you choose.

Whether you’re writing a novel, short story, a comedy screenplay, working on a sitcom script, or producing or directing a comedy film, Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most sought-after expert when it comes to comedy. From the industry’s top stars to first time comedy writers producers directors and performers, Steve Kaplan has worked with and developed the best.

The proven and practical methods and principles contained in his famed Comedy Intensive course reveals the hidden tools and principles that help you understand comedy from the inside out. If you went to Steve, you would pay $395 for this course (plus air, plus food, plus hotel). AuthorU is bring the amazing, outrageous and hilarious Steve Kaplan and the Hollywood factor to you … and you can sleep in your own bed.

Don’t miss this … Register Now! Early Bird ends on February 8th.

SEATS: Space is allowed for ONLY 40 attendees … register EARLY for this one.                                                                                            

Saturday, March 4th … Comedy Author Writing Intensive and Prose

Whether you’re writing a comic novel or just want to inject more humor into your prose, your books, your speeches … this all day workshop will open avenues you never envisioned. 


  • How to Create Great Comic Characters
  • The Power of Not Knowing
  • Funny You Should Say That: Writing Comic Dialogue
  • Unblock the Block
  • And more!
    An intimate, supportive day that will include creativity and brainstorming techniques, solo and group writing exercises, and lots and lots of laughter!



Steve Kaplan is a master in Hollywood comedy and will delve into the sometimes elusive art of writing comedy. He’ll will explore this potent and popular form by distilling its basic principles, bringing them into the lingo and jargon you get … and can use. Combining hands-on writing exercises with story analysis and other interactive activities, this one-day event will help you find your own comic voice and offer guidelines on how to write humor with confidence, honesty and clarity. 

Here’s Steve on Why Most Romantic Comedies Suck …


Sunday, March 5th  … Comedy Intensive for Screenwriters (and Screenwriters-to-be), Performers and Filmmakers

  • How do you write funny?
  • How do you act funny?
  • How do you direct funny?
  • How do you be funny?

Get ready to deep-dive and discover the hidden tools and principles of comedy

  • what comedy is,
  • how it works, 
  • why it works,
  • what’s happening when it’s not working
  • what you can do to fix it,

Your take-aways include proven and practical methods and principles. The workshop includes exercises, solo and group writing activities, as well as a liberal use of clips from current and classic comedies to illustrate our points and principles. It’s a very interactive experience, and we tend to laugh. A lot!

Get ready to alter your thinking, your style and your outcomes!

Don’t miss this … Register Now!                                               

TIME: 8.30 to 4.30  includes lunch each day

WHERE: CADA – Colorado Automobile Dealers Assn, 290 E Speer Blvd., Denver CO

COST: AuthorU GOLD Members:
Early Bird  $99 per day or both days for $180 until February 8;



Gold members need to login to Member site to register.

AuthorU GOLD Members Regular Rate: $129 per day or $250 for both days after February 8

ALL Other Participants
:  $139 per day or both for $250 until February 8;
1 Day – March 4th

1 Day – March 5th

Both Days

BASIC and NON-Members Regular Rate after February 8th: $169 and $310

SEATS: Space is allowed for ONLY 40 attendees … register EARLY for this one.

There are no refunds 21 days before the event and a $40 Administrative fee will be charged.

MAR: AuthorYOU Circles … Spring Forward with New Ideas! @ The Book Shepherd's Offices
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s official … FINALLY, Spring arrives on Monday … the annual first day of Spring celebration per the calendar. This month’s AuthorYOU circle is designed to jumpstart the annual ritual of warming weather and signs of nature with new ideas for marketing, creation, presentation … SUCCESS.


Even if it does what we all know about Colorado–we sometimes don’t get the “it’s Spring memo”– and snows! Get ready for another great session with the AuthorYOU tribe.

It’s cold outside but HOT inside as a variety of ideas are revealed and explored. It’s time to start thaw out, come out of hibernation from the winter chill–make 2016 the year that your writing and publishing explode.

All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take?

Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions …

The Author YOU participants are true masterminds. The Circles created with expanding your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just get the launch started.  Your answers are in the room.

There is no charge except your “fee” is to bring a snack to share, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! –come at 9, stay til noon–

Warning: if you are a “no-show,” you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability.


APRIL 1: Creating an Audio that You Can Brag About! @ 2734 Walnut Street Denver, Colorado 80205
Apr 1 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm


Meet with Richard Rieman at the studios of Post Modern Company Studios in downtown Denver to learn The Secrets of Audiobooks and How to Use them to Showcase Your Book. In addition, Judith Briles will walk you through the steps of How to Create the Ultimate Author One-Sheet that is slick, clicks and ticks for your author and book expertise.

Get ready to create a 3-minute AUDIO onsite for the first 20 people who register. We have two studios that will allocate a total of 15 minutes for each of the lucky 20–this allows to retakes and editing. For those who will be in front of the mic, you will get instructions on how to script yourself so you maximize your efforts and minimize your time. Note: this is a large studio in a commercial building with concrete floors–bring a sweater–it can be chilly.




Count me in … I need to get on the audiobook trail pronto!

13690716_10208119093673782_5265692091565688632_nRichard Rieman is a multi-award winning author of The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation, a narrator and audiobook consultant.




Location: Postmodern Company; 2734 Walnut Street Denver, Colorado 80205    (303) 539-7001
      In the Rhino District just east of Downtown Denver. (Directions to be posted soon)

In the RiNO District, just east of downtown Denver (the building has a large eye on it and is painted green) – directions will be posted. Parking is available for attendees between the two buildings with green outer walls. Parking is often a challenge–even though we have “space” for many, we would suggest that this would be a good time to carpool with a friend.

Time: 8.15 AM until Noon.

Cost: Early Bird until March 26 is $30 for Gold members, all others $40. An additional $10 after the 26th.


Ron Patrick of Postmodern will do a short talk at the beginning about Postmodern and what they offer for authors – recording audiobooks and doing high quality book video trailers.

About Postmodern Company – 

The 15,000 sq. ft production facility is set in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood. All who work there enjoy a space designed to invoke creativity messaging. The facilities, in-house partnerships and souls are rooted to working in a space that welcomes innovative clients and collaborators.



Gold members need to login to Member site to register.