Comedy Writing Secrets: The Best-Selling Guide to Writing Funny and Getting Paid for It

Comedy Writing Secrets: The Best-Selling Guide to Writing Funny and Getting Paid for It

by Mark Shatz, Mel Helitzer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599639611
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 03/18/2016
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 235
Sales rank: 116,619
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction 4

Part 1 Comedy Writing 101

Chapter 1 Introduction to Humor Writing 7

Chapter 2 Why We Laugh 24

Chapter 3 The Recipe for Humor 40

Part 2 Humor Writing Techniques

Chapter 4 Pow: Play on Words 62

Chapter 5 More Pow: The Simple Truth and the Takeoff 82

Chapter 6 The Next Giant Step: Reverses 99

Chapter 7 Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: Triples 112

Chapter 8 Realism, Exaggeration, and Shock 125

Chapter 9 Brainstorming and Editing 141

Part 3 Writing Humor for Specific Markets

Chapter 10 Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three: Writing Humor for Speeches 156

Chapter 11 Print Humor: Columns, Articles, Greeting Cards, and Abbreviated Humor 172

Chapter 12 Writing Humor for the Cloud: Social Media, Blogging, and More 190

Chapter 13 Teach, Learn, and Laugh 208

Chapter 14 That's a Wrap 228

Index 233

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