Masterclass: Writing Comedy


Masterclass: Writing Comedy Paperback – July 5, 2016
by Lesley Bown (Author)

Masterclass: Write Great Comedy will reveal to both beginners and experienced writers the distinctive features that mark out comedy from other forms of creative writing. Having identified these, it will help you then to unlock your inner anarchist, and explore the different elements of comedy, using a combination of practical exercises, insight and creative inspiration. Whatever your preferred comic genre, you will find guidance on everything from wordplay and visual humour to plots, comedy characters and different styles.

A section on performance will help you to hone stand-up skills, while chapters on stage and screen will give techniques and tips on how to craft a sitcom or create a sketch show. Finally, there is a uniquely frank but useful section on the realities of the markets, and the actualities of going it alone with self-publishing and self-promotion – or the tools you need to successfully pitch an idea or comic manuscript.?

About the Author
Lesley Bown is an accomplished writer who has published in almost every format – from books to articles, screenplays, scripts, television shows, sitcom pilots and sketches. She is also a journalist, and she wrote a popular comedy blog from the perspective of Bridget Jones? mother – Pamela Jones? Diary –

Product Details
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Teach Yourself; 1 edition (July 5, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1473602181
ISBN-13: 978-1473602182
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

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