Writing Humor

"Gets you thinking about your comedic style and offers a series of prompts for exploring your voice in various hilarious scenarios. ... This book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time."--Page 4 of cover.

Author: San Francisco Writers' Grotto

Publisher: Abrams Noterie

ISBN: 141973833X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

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A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series. Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Writing Humor starts with a foreword by author Chris Colin, who offers pointers for developing your own comedic style. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to explore your voice in various hilarious scenarios. Among other ideas, you'll be asked to write: an account of a bachelor, from the perspective of his refrigerator a Craigslist ad for something you are desperate to sell a eulogy to a pair of jeans that no longer fit an evaluation of a coworker in the form of a school report card a list of embarrassing moments that are funny in hindsight Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time. Special Features Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write Part of a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers' Grotto Check out the other books in this series: Writing Action, Writing Character, and Writing Dialogue.

Writing Action

... This book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time.--Page 4 of cover.

Author: San Francisco Writers' Grotto

Publisher: Abrams Noterie

ISBN: 1419738305

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

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A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series. Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Writing Action kicks off with a foreword by an award-winning author and journalist Bonnie Tsui, who offers pointers for creating page-turning prose. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to explore how both high-stakes and low-key moments can be action-packed. Among other ideas, you'll be asked to write an account of: a highly competitive game of hopscotch an orange being peeled as if it were the last one on earth a car ride with an overly confident student driver a meal prepared by a cook who is really depressed the step-by-step process of opening a long-awaited piece of mail Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time. Special Features Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write Part of a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers' Grotto Check out the other books in this series: Writing Character, Writing Dialogue, and Writing Humor

Writing Memoir Lit Starts

This book starts with a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims, who offers pointers for crafting a compelling narrative from your own experiences.

Author: San Francisco San Francisco Writers' Grotto

Publisher: Abrams Noterie

ISBN: 1419741381

Category:

Page: 96

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A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, authors of the bestselling 642 Things series Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Writing Memoir starts with a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims, who offers pointers for crafting a compelling narrative from your own experiences. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to reframe aspects of your life in thoughtful and interesting ways. Among other ideas, you'll be asked to write: a virtual tour of your hometown a description of what's in your purse or wallet right now a list of all the lies you've told an account of a historical event from your own lifetime, in a way that reveals something significant about yourself Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time. Special Features Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write Part of the Lit Starts series, a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers' Grotto Check out the other books in this series: Writing Action, Writing Character, Writing Dialogue, Writing Humor, and Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy.

Writing Character

... This book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time."--Page 4 of cover.

Author: San Francisco Writers' Grotto

Publisher: Abrams Noterie

ISBN: 1419738321

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

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A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series. Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Writing Character begins with an essay by author and educator Constance Hale, who offer pointers for observing and capturing human complexity. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities for you to develop your own characters. Among other ideas, you'll be asked to create: a sketch of a famous person you admire a portrait of someone based on the items on his desk a positive take on someone you loathe a description of your mother's emotions as they are expressed by her eyes a scene involving a group of people, focusing exclusively on how they use their hands Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time. Special Features Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write Part of a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers' Grotto Check out the other books in this series: Writing Action, Writing Dialogue, and Writing Humor

Writing Dialogue

... This book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time."--Page 4 of cover.

Author: San Francisco Writers' Grotto

Publisher: Abrams Noterie

ISBN: 1419738313

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

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A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series. Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Writing Dialogue begins a foreword by author and educator Shanthi Sekaran, who offers pointers for creating believable speech in your fiction. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to explore how dialogue can bring your characters and plotlines to life. Among other ideas, you'll be asked to write speech for: a pent-up confession of love a family's reaction when dinner is ruined a job interview in which the interviewee has all the power a first date that is going well (and then not so well) a toast at dinner party, honoring someone who has wronged you Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time. Special Features Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write Part of a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers' Grotto Check out the other books in this series: Writing Action, Writing Character, and Writing Humor

Writing Sci Fi and Fantasy Lit Starts

The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to consider the rules that govern your imagined universe.

Author: San Francisco San Francisco Writers' Grotto

Publisher: Abrams Noterie

ISBN: 1419741373

Category:

Page: 96

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A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy starts with a foreword by author Dorothy Hearst, who offers pointers for writing speculative fiction and inventing fantastic new worlds. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to consider the rules that govern your imagined universe. Among other ideas, you'll explore the various aspects of world-building by: writing a timeline of the history of your imagined place describing what the inhabitants of your world look like detailing transportation from city to city or planet to planet figuring out who's in charge and whether or not they should be Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time. Special Features Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write Part of the Lit Start series, a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers' Grotto Check out the other books in this series: Writing Action, Writing Character, Writing Dialogue, Writing Humor, and Memoir.

Soviet Life

In 1932 , having gone through a long and fruitful ( for myself ) training in satire
writing for the newspapers ... But how unknown could they continue to be if we
can still talk about modern satirical and humorous literature ? ... up with a hopeful
answer . sually when a writer ( especially a satirist or humorist ) writes seriously
about writing , he or she starts with some impressive quotation from the classics .

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001364283Q

Category: Soviet Union

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Literature of the United States voices of the nineteenth century The

1861 When the Civil War ends his career as a pilot, he retakes his old vocation of
writing and starts writing humorous accounts of his activities under the
pseudonym Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass, a kind of writing that he would turn to ...

Author: Rodrigo Andrés González

Publisher: Edicions Universitat Barcelona

ISBN: 9788447531806

Category:

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The Literature of the United States: Voices of the Nineteenth Century surveys the literary movements of the United States from its origins up to the twentieth century through a selection of texts which includes poetry, short fiction, and novels written by men and women of different ethnic backgrounds, social classes, and geographical areas. Among these authors, the book analyzes representative pieces by Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This book includes suggestions for fur-ther research through a general bibliography and on-line resources, as well as through a number of open questions that suggest connections between the texts with the aim of providing an overview of the richness and variety of nineteenth century literature.

Young Adult Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 2nd Edition

Then Brian, a cute quarterback from a rival team, begins helping out at the farm,
and D. J. starts to fall in love with him even ... Situational humor, characters
whose thoughts and speech are funny, writing style full of figurative language
and ...

Author: Rosemary Chance

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440835438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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Utilizing a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians, students who are new to the study of young adult literature, or librarians who are new to working with young adults • Includes a new section consisting of fascinating answers from 14 authors explaining their motivations and inspirations for writing for young adult readers • Provides expanded coverage on the popular genres of graphic novels and science fiction books

The Wig Diaries

The Wig Diaries intimately addresses the gravity of cancer, inviting the reader to bear witness to both the horror, and the joke(s).

Author: Mary Ladd

Publisher:

ISBN: 1734133309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 92

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The Wig Diaries is Mary Ladd's debut disrespectful cancer book. Delivered with bold gallows humor, it intimately address the gravity of cancer and invites the reader to bear witness to both the horror and the joke(s). Armed with creative sensibility, Ladd robs her diagnosis of its dour weightiness. Refusing to tiptoe around the gnarlier elements of treatment and recovery, the narrative is powerful in its unvarnished honesty and contagious lust for life exemplified by hilarious anecdotes. A uniquely fresh modern and black comedy take on cancer Covers and pokes fun at everything from diagnosis to treatment to medical bills Illustrated by San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist Don Asmussen, who has cancer for the second time "I love this book."--Mary Roach, author of the books Grunt, Stiff, Spook, and Bonk "This looks like a hoot and a half. I want more."--Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), author of A Series of Unfortunate Events "Clear-eyed, fun, and reassuring, it's the perfect guide!"--Vanessa Hua, author of A River of Stars and Deceit and Other Possibilities Fans of F*ck Cancer, Cancer is Funny and Healing Through Humor will love this book This book is perfect for Anyone diagnosed with cancer or going through cancer treatment Well-meaning friends and family of anyone diagnosed with cancer Medical professionals who deal with cancer patients Mary Ladd's writing has appeared in Playboy, Time Magazine/Extra Crispy, Health, the San Francisco Chronicle, and in five anthologies, including Lit Starts: Writing Humor from Abrams and the best-selling 642 Things series. You may have seen her onstage at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Breast Cancer Action, Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) and reading her first place essay for a Litquake contest. She is a Writers Grotto member who collaborated with Anthony Bourdain on his Bay Area episodes of No Reservations. Don Asmussen is the creator of Bad Reporter, a twice-weekly political comic strip in the San Francisco Chronicle that is syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate and the author of Dog vs. Cat: A Nation Divided and The San Francisco Comic Strip Book of Big-Ass Mocha.

Humor in Contemporary Native North American Literature

( 1995a , 86 ; emphasis added ) Intertextuality therefore comprises an opportunity
for contemporary Native writers to ... This is realized in Gerald Vizenor's novel
The Heirs of Columbus ( 1991 ) , which starts with excerpts from Columbus's
diary ...

Author: Eva Gruber

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571132570

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Encompassing view of humor in recent Native North American literature, with particular focus on Native self-image and identity.

Bookman s Manual

See Kevin Guinagh and A. P. Dorjahn , Latin Literature in Translation , and
Duckworth , The Complete Roman Drama . Roman literature starts with the two
writers of comedy , Plautus and Terence , who founded the drama as we know it
today .

Author: Bessie Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112071130451

Category: Best books

Page: 987

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The Reader s Adviser

Roman literature starts with the two writers of comedy , Plautus and Terence ,
who founded the drama as we know it today . Each deals with the same sort of
people in similar situations , but each is completely different . Plautus was the son
of a ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036931395

Category: Best books

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Bessie Graham s Bookman s Manual

See Kevin Guinagh and A . P . Dorjahn , Latin Literature in Translation , and
Duckworth , The Complete Roman Drama . Roman literature starts with the two
writers of comedy , Plautus and Terence , who founded the drama as we know it
today ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000000472623

Category: Best books

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Thought

I do not know if Dr Elwin means to be a humorous writer; sometimes he gives the
impression that he does. But I feel that he is too sincere a writer to be effectively
humorous; he is too soaked in the recorded humour of literature to see much of
the humour of the life around him. ... Beginning with an introduc- toiy historical
close-up of the Fair since 1915, which is in the best tradition familiarized by The
Times ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065850656

Category: India

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Resources in Education

(RS) ED 442 129 CS 217 177 Mark Twain and American Humor [Lesson Plan]. ...
They then investigate Twain's use of dialect by continuing a story that Wheeler
starts to tell, imitating his comic style. ... *United States Literature, Writing
Assignments Identifiers—"Slave Narratives This lesson plan introduces students
to one of ...

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ISBN: MINN:30000010540296

Category: Education

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Elements of Literature

This humorous essay explains how not to eat vegetables. The writer starts out
with an attention grabber. The writer gives the reason for learning the process. (
It's clear this Is not a serious essay!) The writer describes two steps in the process
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: 0030523176

Category: English language

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State-adopted textbook, 2001-2007, grade 7.

Taking Humor Seriously in Children s Literature

It all starts when Uncle Parker wins a Caribbean cruise as a prize for a slogan -
writing contest , then the rest of the family enters every contest offered . The result
is chaos when the prizes start arriving . For readers interested further in this ...

Author: Patricia Roberts

Publisher: School Library Media

ISBN: UOM:49015002543065

Category: Education

Page: 217

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Describes the different types of humor, introduces titles with writing and art suggestions, and includes an annotated bibliography of over five hundred titles

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The average writer somehow cannot gauge the to mean and vulgar pens to
expound its glories . As a religion ... It is difficult to say humorous interest
connected with them , the whole cyclopædia which has the best of it . Probably ...
The of Primrose Hilī . gallant seaman , however , returned to the charge , and
propounded One advantage , however , which Mr. Stephen starts with is that his
question afresh .

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ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000025961

Category: General

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