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  • By BRAD ASHTON
    Apr 8, 2012
    LINK - The magazine of The National Association of Writers' Groups -reviewed this book. It wrote "Brad's book contains nine lessons on how to create your own comedy, from gags to sitcoms, and there's no dount that it delivers. Each chapter is filled with tips andn guidance combined with practical activities that would be of benefit to fiction writers of all kinds and not just those who are interested in comedy. A short prefac e sets the tone for what follows: the style is friendly and informal, such that you get a real sense of the man behindn the words. Nevertheless, the book is written with the air of authority and expertise that you would expect from someone who has been in the business for over fifty years and who has created material for many top-name comedians. I found that the blend of sound advice, personal anecdotes and dozens of laugh-out-loud gags made THE JOB OF A LAUGHTIME highly readable as Brad encourages us to look at the world throughn a comedy writer's eye. To... More > tempt you further, the lessons focus on: The art of creating gags; how to put together comedy routines; Blackouts, quickies and sketches; Writing humorous magazine articles; Characters and their relationships in situation comedie; Formulating idea for sitcom series; Writing sitcom dialogue; The complete situation comedy script. There's also a very useful final chapter on finding markets for your work, includiong a list of literary agents that handle comedy material. Allo in all, highly recommended. The book is well produced by Lulu.com and, at £12.50 plus postage, represents very good value - although Braed is generously offering signed copies to NAGW members for £10 which includes postage."< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781471021299
Published
December 20, 2011
Language
English
Pages
194
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.76 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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