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How to Write Funnyby John B Kachuba
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Writing humor is subjective and challenging - thankfully, there are many ways to create it. How to Write Funny provides advice, insights and humor from more than twenty writers with a gift for making readers laugh.
In a diverse collection of articles and interviews, both classic and new, this esteemed group of writers, including Dave Barry, Bill Bryson and Jennifer Crusie, provides different viewpoints on how humor works on the page, whether in short stories, memoirs, novels or articles. You'll learn the principles and basic forms of comedy, when to break the rules of reason, the importance of being yourself, why you should stop trying to hard to be funny, and how to write for specific genres and audiences.
You'll also sit in on a special roundtable discussion featuring P.J. O'Rourke, Mark Leyner, Maggie Estep and James Finn Garner, as well as a one-of-a-kind how-to workshop conducted by funny lady and best-selling author Jennifer Crusie.
You've got a sense of humor. You've got the will to write. Combining the two, and getting it right, will bring a smile to your face and a chuckle to your readers.
Book News Annotation:
This serious but not scholarly discussion of the basics and genres of the comic point of view includes interviews with the likes of authors/satirists Dave Barry, Sherman Alexie, Andrei Codrescu, and Melissa Bank. Kachuba, who gets the last laugh, is the author of .
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Combining classic and original articles with interviews with authors such as Dave Barry, Tom Bodet, and Bill Bryson, this guide teaches writers how to sharpen their sense of humor in their writing.
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