The Secrets to Writing Great Comedy (Teach Yourself) Paperback – 29 Apr 2011
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"I recommend this book to anyone looking for a well presented and clearly structured guide to comedy writing. Thank you Lesley Brown for one of those rare instructional books that does exactly what it says on the tin (and more)." (KH - Amazon reviewer)
"The Secrets to Writing Great Comedy" is a practical but intriguing guide to comic writing which will teach you the basics from the bottom up, revealing how to unlock the personal anarchy which forms the foundation of great comedy.See all Product Description
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Don't expect some kind of magic answer to their problems. The real secret to successful writing of any kind is putting in the hard work. There is no substitute and there are no shortcuts.
Using easily accessible advice, tips and exercises, Lesley takes the would-be comic writer through the various stages needed to produce a honed piece of work, whether it's a stand-up routine or a sitcom. Based on her own experiences she deconstructs comedy to show the reader the nuts and bolts of writing funny prose.
Can reading a book turn you into a world-famous comic writer? No, only you can do that. But you can make a very good start by taking on board all the information laid out for you in this highly readable book. And I know it is readable because I have read it right through and that is why I can recommend it.
An absolutely brilliant book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought it for a loved one who is now writing & performing his own material, so it must be a good resource!Published 15 months ago by Klondike Pete
An excellent book I found really helpful, much better than a lot of other stuff out there. No formulaic unfunny mind maps and the examples are funny.Published 17 months ago by Tony Fox
I was asked for this by a member of my family for her birthday. She had liked the reviews and decided she wanted the book herself.Published 23 months ago by Patricia
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