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  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Bookshaker; 1st edition (1 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907498370
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907498374
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Author

This book (and my courses) came about because I wanted to get down to the nuts and bolts of teaching how to actually construct a joke. So I tackle it head on with exercises that produce jokes and examples of jokes written that way. The reader can actually watch jokes being born. Since I've been teaching joke writing I've had emails from all over the world asking when I will be teaching in their area. This book brings my class to you, you can follow each week, do the exercises, do the homework, see how the rest of the class have done and then look at the troubleshooting guide. The theory chapters can be read at any time to give you encouragement and make you realise that creativity is a process that we can all do, we are all the same. There is also a case study (where you follow me writing jokes on a difficult subject on a deadline) and a chapter about honing to show you what to do with all those beautiful ideas that this book will help you produce. If you are serious about writing jokes, The Serious Guide to Joke Writing is for you. Thanks for reading.

About the Author

Sally Holloway, who in eleven years on the comedy circuit became one of Britain's top female comics now uses these skills to teach both new and up and coming comedians. The book is based on her innovative joke writing courses that have already been showcased nationally on Radio 4's Word of Mouth program, the British Society of Comedy Writers' conferences and at the Edinburgh Festival. Apart from her own courses she has taught at London's famous City Lit Institute, at Jacksons Lane Community Centre, The Actors Centre and Dartford Arts Centre, as well as being a comedy mentor on the TV program I WANT 2 B COMEDY and a was tutor on the ACME Comedy Writing Course for Amused Moose in both London and Edinburgh.



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