The short story is the most common form of story-telling in our daily lives. It’s the method we use when we tell our partner’s about our day and our children about what the world was like in the past. It’s the way we tell all the stories of our lives and everybody elses. The story begins with knowing and goes directly to the core of the experience. It should generate a sense of anticipation, hope and doubt. When the short-story is over, the reader should long for more.
Comic Relief: Writing is all about balance. You need to bring the tension up and release it with relaxation or humour. Give the reader a break so he can keep reading without forcing a break by putting the book down.
To find the comedy, you need to find the comic premise: the gap between comic reality and real reality. If you want to catch a squirrel just climb a tree and act like a nut.
Comedy is that which makes one laugh. This is the basis for any study of comedy. However, just what is it that makes one laugh? The six requirements to be funny. Requirement 1: Appeal to the intellect (rather than the emotions)
Comedy writing is a never ending process of hit and miss. Real laughter is an involuntary action. Even when we shouldn’t, we can’t help ourselves.
Sources of Comedy. Comedy writing is a never ending process of hit and miss. Real laughter is an involuntary action. Even when we shouldn’t, we can’t help ourselves. Comedy is full of contradictions. One of the roles as you write comedy, is to deflate human pomposity. Sources