What are you laughing at?: how to write humor for screenplays, stories, and more
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New York : Allworth Press, [2017].
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Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction
808.7 SCHRE 2017 2nd ed.
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Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction
808.7 SCHRE 2017 2nd ed.
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May 9, 2019
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“People have forgotten how to be funny,” says Chris Vogler in his foreword to What Are You Laughing at? Luckily, experienced and award-winning humor writer Brad Schreiber is here to remind us all how it’s done. If laughter is the best medicine, be prepared to feel fit as a fiddle after perusing these pages. Brad’s clever wit and well-timed punch lines are sure to leave you grasping your sides, while his wise advice will ensure that you’re able to follow in his comedic footsteps.With more than seventy excerpts from such expert prose and screenwriters as Woody Allen, Steve Martin, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., as well as unique writing exercises for all situations, this comprehensive tutorial will teach you how to write humor prose for any literary form, including screenwriting, story writing, theater, television, and audio/radio. Additionally, readers are given sage advice on different tactics for writing comedic fiction versus comedic nonfiction. Some of the topics discussed include:Life experience versus imaginationHow to use humor to develop theme/setting, character, and dialogueRhythm and sound of wordsVulgarity and bad tasteHow to market your humor prose in the digital marketThoroughly revised and updated, and with new information on writing short, humorous films, What Are You Laughing at? is your endless source to learning the art of comedy.
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Book
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Second edition.
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xii, 267 pages ; cm.
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1710.
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English
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9781621536000 (pbk. : alk. paper), 1621536009 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references.
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Schreiber, B. (2017). What are you laughing at?: how to write humor for screenplays, stories, and more. Second edition. New York: Allworth Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Schreiber, Brad. 2017. What Are You Laughing At?: How to Write Humor for Screenplays, Stories, and More. New York: Allworth Press.

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Schreiber, Brad, What Are You Laughing At?: How to Write Humor for Screenplays, Stories, and More. New York: Allworth Press, 2017.

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Schreiber, Brad. What Are You Laughing At?: How to Write Humor for Screenplays, Stories, and More. Second edition. New York: Allworth Press, 2017. Print.

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