Sometimes I love them. They can make me howl with laughter these days - but I find it's important to be careful with them.
Where was the first place I heard and ENJOYED bad jokes? David Brent of the original “The Office” is the first guy that comes ...
Riffing on Banes' newspost from a while ago of “Horror minus horror” http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/oct/18/horror-minus-horror/, does a comedy story without the comedy STILL work as a comedy? And does that make it BETTER comedy than something that doesn't?
I would contend that is ...
Emotional Charges and Diminishing Returns
Many writing methodologies suggest mapping out the emotional change of each scene. The scene either starts positive, and goes to either negative or “extra positive”, or starts negative and goes to positive or “extra negative” by the end of the scene.
So if a lovelorn ...
I think I spent my Saturday night the same way as plenty of other people did–in a movie theater watching a film based on a book by Stephen King (and No, I am not talking about The Dark Tower). It is still September since the last time I checked ...
THE LAST PART!
This is it! Part Four of the “Comic Toolbox” approach to comedic story structure ...
“I wouldn't give this guy's problems to a monkey on a rock!”
The Story so far…
Who is the Hero
What Does ...
Welcome to part two of a twenty-seven part series about outlining simple comedy plots!
Who is the Hero
What Does the Hero Want?
The Door Opens
The Hero Takes Control
So last week we went over the first two items. A particular character who wants something on a surface level ...