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Comedy Writing Step by Step: How to Write and Sell Your Sense of Humor

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A seasoned professional comedy writer offers a treasure trove of guidelines and suggestions covering a broad range of comedy writing situations, and many all-important insights into selling work.
Paperback, 281 pages
Published April 1st 1990 by Samuel French
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Joanne Miller
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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This is the best book on comedy writing--and one of the top books on writing--that I've read. Perret's voice is so accessible, his instruction so clear, and his sensible encouragement so profound that I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to add more humor to their writing or is considering a career as a stand-up comedian. Since Perret's background is in television, his advice is spot-on. Though much of the book is a how-to for joke writing, it's extremely useful for writers to help ...more
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Excellent, well-written. Truly step by step approach. Fantastic resource.
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This book has a lot of good advice, even if you do not plan to write in the comedy field. I found it especially helpful in my RPG writing. I also realized that I could give myself credit for a lot of things that I did even if I did not publish them or turn them into a fantasy novel.

I would recommend this book to anybody who wants to be a writer.
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