Anyone can be a WriterAnybody can be a writer.
Anybody can be a funny writer
I' ve worked on many weird, fun projects: from my chapterbook of Cold Play votive anthems to a compilation of hyper-capitalist Everybody Love Raymond music. On the way there, many authors said to me that they wish they could be more fun in their work. I' m really depressed when authors tell me that, because the reality is that anyone can be a fun writer if they really want to be.
One thing most folks don't recognize, even experienced authors, is that you don't have to be so fun in everyday living to have a good feel for comedy. We have enough written humour so that everyone can obey the predetermined street cards and achieve the desired effect.
In the end, even those who are "naturally" amusing are following and undermining what they have learnt from their idols, from Everybody Love Raymond to David Sedaris. Humour is also most efficient when it complements the other parts of your letter rather than diverting the reader's attention. Sure, you could make an isolation to popular music like an Family Guy chapter, but most of the times humour is connected to everything else in your history.
Let's take just about every line from Allen Ginsberg's Howl, for example. There are also some really fun, obscene pictures. But this line is not only in "Howl" to make the public smile, although it is one of the most laughing words in the shots we have of Ginsberg who reads the poet.
The picture, which appears in the first part of Howl, introduces the material and emotive isolations that Ginsberg researches throughout the work. So, there is good and evil good tidings when it comes to being a better comic writer. Good tidings are that, over the years, just about anyone can do it.
We all develop our own humour from our idols. One more good thing is that studying to be a good comedian author is the same as studying to be a good writer. Anything I can and should tell you about comic bookwriting will and should improve your work.
However, this brings us to the poor (or at least uncomfortable) news: including humour in your letter requires a great deal of work and must be distracted from the general objectives of your letter. Each individual's humour will be a little different and there are many different funny skills you can use in your work.
So this is just the first in a string of papers in which we look at different ways authors make fun of their work. For this first paper we will examine how specifity can make a given context appear more relative and comic. No one jumped up and down with pleasure when the acting actor Phil Rosenthal presented the show Everybody Everyone Love's Raymond.
" As CBS showed interest in a satcom around Ray Romano, Phil Rosenthal (then an author for Coach) was commissioned to design the pitches. Rather than create an intricate storyline, Rosenthal remained with the daily routine of Ray Romano: a diorced bro who is envious of Ray, two arrogant families and children who lose his craft.
Everyone is Raymond Love's tale, but not always like your ancestors. Both the humour and the drama of the show are inspired by this topic. Neither of us shares the same experience of living, but the peculiarity makes the material you write about more alive and it can make a gag much more relative.
Another example is Allen Ginsberg's "Howl": But this line gives details and lives to the worid described by Ginsberg. When the editors of Howl and Other Poems were put on trial on the charge of profanity, it was Ginsberg's peculiarity and his clear dedication to understanding his environment that largely rescued Howl and the editors of the poet.
A number of words are regarded as rude and rude in some parts of the fellowship; in other parts of the fellowship such words are in daily use. Howl " used these words because he thought that his performance needed them as characters.
To respond is that there is no such thing as a phrase in which everyone does the same thing or follows a certain patter. To be as unique as possible in your letter is a great idea, because even when used for comic affects, it always has a higher use. If you create a happy comedy like Everybody Love Raymond or an epoxy poetry about mental and bodily separations like Ginsbergs "Howl" that remains as faithful to your own experience of living as possible, this experience is preserved.
So, if you are sitting down to talk about your own experience, be as concrete as possible. The next step will be to investigate another aspect of comic writing: recap. He has published his work in The Rumpus, Heavy Feather Review, Rivulet and a coming anthology of collaboration writings. Bring your letter to a new dimension.