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The Serious Guide to Joke Writing: How To Say Some&hellip by Sally Holloway
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously Good!!, 6 Dec 2010
This may be called the serious guide to joke writing but don't expect a dry academic tome - this book is a lot of fun! It is a beguiling combination of therapy and technique - I felt like I had been given permission to make mistakes and be and say whatever I wanted (isms aside) and that is tremendously freeing. Like a previous reviewer, I too spent a sleepless night after reading it mentally writing gags and sketches galore - even as a complete novice. The methods are brilliantly and generously explained and you get an insight into the processes of a writer at work: warts, false starts and all, rather than navel gazing analysis about what makes something funny. I loved the idea of using the… Read more

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