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The Resource Comedy writing secrets : the best-selling book on how to think funny, write funny, act funny, and get paid for it, Mel Helitzer with Mark Shatz

Comedy writing secrets : the best-selling book on how to think funny, write funny, act funny, and get paid for it, Mel Helitzer with Mark Shatz

Label
Comedy writing secrets : the best-selling book on how to think funny, write funny, act funny, and get paid for it
Title
Comedy writing secrets
Title remainder
the best-selling book on how to think funny, write funny, act funny, and get paid for it
Statement of responsibility
Mel Helitzer with Mark Shatz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Helitzer, Melvin
Dewey number
808.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6149.A88
LC item number
H445 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shatz, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Wit and humor
Label
Comedy writing secrets : the best-selling book on how to think funny, write funny, act funny, and get paid for it, Mel Helitzer with Mark Shatz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0513/2005014368.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Pt. I. The basics of humor writing ; 1. The importance of humor writing ; 2. Why we laugh ; 3. The anatomy of humor -- Pt. II. Humor writing techniques ; 4. POW : play on words ; 5. More play on words : the simple truth and the take-off ; 6. Play on words : brainstorming techniques ; 7. The next giant step : reverses ; 8. The harmony of paired elements : synonyms, homonyms, and antonyms ; 9. Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered : triples preparation + anticipation + payoff = funny ; 10. Exaggerated and understated realism ; 11. Funny words and foul language -- Pt. III. Writing for specific humor markets ; 12. Testing-one, two, three-writing humor for speeches ; 13. Stand-up or sit down : humor for live entertainers ; 14. Print humor: columns, articles, and fillers ; 15. Saw the picture, loved the gag : humor for cartoons and greeting cards ; 16. The scarce comedy-ty : writing for TV sitcoms ; 17. We mean business ; 18. Teach, learn, and laugh ; 19. That's a wrap
Control code
2005014368
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
342 p.
Isbn
9781582973579
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005014368
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)60515179
Label
Comedy writing secrets : the best-selling book on how to think funny, write funny, act funny, and get paid for it, Mel Helitzer with Mark Shatz
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0513/2005014368.html
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Pt. I. The basics of humor writing ; 1. The importance of humor writing ; 2. Why we laugh ; 3. The anatomy of humor -- Pt. II. Humor writing techniques ; 4. POW : play on words ; 5. More play on words : the simple truth and the take-off ; 6. Play on words : brainstorming techniques ; 7. The next giant step : reverses ; 8. The harmony of paired elements : synonyms, homonyms, and antonyms ; 9. Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered : triples preparation + anticipation + payoff = funny ; 10. Exaggerated and understated realism ; 11. Funny words and foul language -- Pt. III. Writing for specific humor markets ; 12. Testing-one, two, three-writing humor for speeches ; 13. Stand-up or sit down : humor for live entertainers ; 14. Print humor: columns, articles, and fillers ; 15. Saw the picture, loved the gag : humor for cartoons and greeting cards ; 16. The scarce comedy-ty : writing for TV sitcoms ; 17. We mean business ; 18. Teach, learn, and laugh ; 19. That's a wrap
Control code
2005014368
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
342 p.
Isbn
9781582973579
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005014368
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)60515179

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