How to Write Funny: Add Humor to Every Kind of Writing [Paperback]
John B. Kachuba (Editor)
Publication Date: 31 Aug 2001
How to Write Funny teaches writers how to sharpen their sense of humor and incorporate humor into their work. They won’t learn how to write comedy, such as sitcoms or stand-up, but rather how to add humor to any kind of writing from short stories and novels to columns and memoirs, John combines a mix of classic and original articles with ten full-length interviews with famous (and very funny!) authors, including Dave Berry, P.J. O’Roark, Jennifer Cruise, Tom Bodet, Bill Bryson, Joe R. Landsdale, Roy Blunt and others. Readers will discover the many different aspects of humor and how they can put them to use by creating humorous characters, writing humorous dialogue and recognizing the value of including humor in writing that may not otherwise be considered funny. The light, humorous tone makes this book both an effective teaching tool and an easy read.
About the Author
John B. Kachuba is an editor, writer and journalist whose work has appeared in literary journals, as well as Poets and Writers and the Civil War Journal. He holds and MA in Creative Writing from Antioch University and teaches creative writing at the University of Cincinnati.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books; Revised edition (31 Aug 2001)
Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.3 x 1.7 cm