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How to Write Funny: Your Serious, Step-by-Step Blueprint for Creating Incredibly, Irresistibly, Successfully Hilarious Writing
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Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date April 18, 2014
Pages 133
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781499196122
ISBN-10 1499196121
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $12.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Definitive Humor-Writing Handbook From A Top Comedy Pro

This easy-to-follow guide, written by one of the world's most successful humor writers, lays out a clear system for creating funny ideas that get big, milk-coming-out-of-your-nose laughs, reliably and repeatably. You'll learn...

* The 3 sure-fire ways to generate material
* The 11 different kinds of jokes and how to tell them
* The secret to permanently overcoming writer's block
* And many more tips, tricks, and techniques

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
Use the techniques in this book to reliably create top-notch humor writing (page 9)

2 Your Brain's Comedy Engine
Access both hemispheres of your brain to eliminate writer's block and tap an endless reserve of comedy ideas (page 19)

3 The Humor Writer's Biggest Problem
Overcome this one devastating obstacle to reach the widest possible audience (page 27)

4 How To Get Laughs
Understand the different kinds of laughs, and how to generate the best one (page 37)

6 Subtext: The Secret Ingredient
Infuse your humor with this vital component to create writing that makes people laugh (page 51)

6 The 11 Funny Filters
Create any joke using the 11 fundamental building blocks of humor (page 61)

Funny Filter 1: Irony (page 62)
Funny Filter 2: Character (page 64)
Funny Filter 3: Shock (page 70)
Funny Filter 4: Hyperbole (page 74)
Funny Filter 5: Wordplay (page 77)
Funny Filter 6: Reference (page 81)
Funny Filter 7: Madcap (page 85)
Funny Filter 8: Parody (page 90)
Funny Filter 9: Analogy 9(page 4)
Funny Filter 10: Misplaced Focus (page 96)
Funny Filter 11: Metahumor (page 99)

7 Using The Funny Filters
Layer the building blocks to create increasingly hilarious jokes (page 105)

8 Process Overview
Master this simple system to become a prolific humor writer (page 127)


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9781499196122 | details & prices | 133 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $12.99
About: The Definitive Humor-Writing Handbook From A Top Comedy ProThis easy-to-follow guide, written by one of the world's most successful humor writers, lays out a clear system for creating funny ideas that get big, milk-coming-out-of-your-nose laughs, reliably and repeatably.

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