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Humor/Comedy

I was just wondering if we could get some of the writers to think about writing humor? Humor in short story form, stand up comedian, poetry, any genre, as long as it is humorous? I don't want to start a group, but maybe someone else might???

Laughter is a good medicine and we've got enough blood and guts in the world.


Don Yarber

13th September 2011


That would be great. I would love to try write humor and read humor. although i believe that my sense of humor little too dark to start the group. but i would love to be a member of such a group,


Nina Orlovskaya

13th September 2011


On the second thought, Don, if no one would want to start the group, i'll try because i think it is important to encourage writers in this genre


Nina Orlovskaya

13th September 2011


I have been writing little funny things (things that I thought were funny) for a little while now, and they have been just sitting there for the longest time, waiting and waiting to be involved in something. You have just given me some great ideas Don. I may just have to bust those out and write up a well lit stage and a theatre with long rows of seats. Perhaps I could start off with the sleazy clubs with crowds of drunk people, perhaps a heckler, perhaps a bit of failure to start off with - some shaky roads before settling in with bigger, better paying venues. I am really going to have to ponder this one over. But yes, a great idea, definitely! And you're right Don - about there being enough blood and guts in the world. I myself have written enough blood and guts to last me a long time, so I think that...thanks to your New discussion group HUMOUR/COMEDY I am already scheming up ideas in my mind.

@Nina - Dark humour is some of my favourite kind of humour, and I think that if it makes a person laugh, if its sleazy and makes a person bust a gut, or if its mean and makes someone rock back and forth in their seat, then I think your dark humour will suffice as a sacrifice for the Laughing Gods.

HAPPY WRITING!


Daniel Bird

13th September 2011


I have been toying with that idea too. Thanks for coming out with it sooner, Don and Nina.


Bill O. farmer

14th September 2011


And Daniel


Bill O. farmer

14th September 2011


I would also be very interested in some humor. I have written some short stories with light humor in them that I would be willing to rework and submit.


Deborah Boydston

13th September 2011


well lets start than. it there is no takers to start the group i'll take it in like 10 hours from now. but i already have 1 crazy thing to post.


Nina Orlovskaya

13th September 2011


Well spank my ass and call me Charlie. That sounds like a rip snorting good time. So long as it's not a rip FARTING good time. But that's some good fun too. YEEHAW!!! :P


Aaron Greene

13th September 2011


Aaron writes some pretty funny stuff. Liz Reynolds as well.


Harley Bailey

14th September 2011


Nina, please pick up the ball on this one, and run with it. I have the "So you want to Self Publish" group and I'm busy trying to finish my fourth novel. I'll contribute when I can.


Don Yarber

14th September 2011


I;ll give it a try, but please check on me here and there i want this group to be successful,t could be that nice cozy spot were we can stop for a little laugh and a cup of coffee. I go now


Nina Orlovskaya

14th September 2011


i started the group, you go guys and check it out, give me some advice please on this one!


Nina Orlovskaya

14th September 2011


I just joined! Be funny. Or Else.


Joking :D


Harley Bailey

14th September 2011


That's funny Harley! Lmaoz! Chuckling here!


Daniel Bird

14th September 2011


You're funny, Harley. But looks ain't everything, Bro.


John Tucker

14th September 2011


Seriously, Comedy is more of a visual genre, than a written one. In a novel, short story, or whatever medium, you have to paint a scenario, previously imbue your story's character with the abilities to hinge the joke on, and pull it off. It's much easier to do in a visual format. The funniest thing I've written is on ScribeSlice. It's Episode four of BEMUSED, and it plays like a comedy for most of the screenplay. Dan, an average guy, finds himself having to chaperone a drunken Muse through her daily tasks. Take a look - it's funnier than i relate it.


John Tucker

14th September 2011


While I agree that Comedy is more suitable for the visual aspect of creativity, good writers can pull it off in a short story or a novel. Sidney Sheldon's "A Stranger In The Mirror" is a classic example of how to write good comedy, while keeping the story revolving around a central character. He writes the stage and the settings so well and so smoothly, in-fact, that the working up to his Character 'Toby Temple's' jokes and punchlines (while on stage) come off as genuinely hilarious!


Daniel Bird

14th September 2011


You read Sidney Sheldon? Now that's funny.... in a nice sort of way!!! :-)


John Tucker

14th September 2011


Yeah, I read most of his books. I have tried to emulate His and Ann Rice's writing style and somehow have magically come up with my own style, which I think they might look to each other and say, "Hmmph...not bad!" Lolz!


Daniel Bird

14th September 2011


To each their own. Have you checked out the internet site "you Write Like"? You put in a sample of your writing and it tells you who your style is similar to. Try it out, at worst it's a fun thing to do.


John Tucker

14th September 2011


I think I will do that! That's a fantastic Idea! I'll let you know who I wirte like. Who do you write like?


Daniel Bird

14th September 2011


It says James Joyce. I've never read any of his works as far as I know. Isn't he a poet? :-)
Anyway, the link is called 'I Write Like'.


John Tucker

14th September 2011


It says I write like Dan Brown - "The Da Vinci Code"


Daniel Bird

14th September 2011


Good marketable style. Awesome.


John Tucker

14th September 2011


Did you sumbit Your HH Story in to I WRITE LIKE? The reason why I am asking is because I just GOOGLED James Joyce and...well, the way he looks, the dates...well, its fits about the same timeline as your story. In fact, he has pictures up that I almost kind of see him as Katt now. Weird...!


Daniel Bird

14th September 2011


Oh guys, You are hilarious. i tried the site too, it say 1 Don Brown 2 Margaret Mitchell 3 Mark Twain. and i just put as you guess 3 poems for analysis. I dont know whether the site is a crystal ball or i am. but for sure it belongs to the comedy group


Nina Orlovskaya

14th September 2011


Well I put my first chapter of My Vampire Novel in there, I think I might try with something far opposite like, "The Cigar Store Indian," and maybe like, "The Chicken & The Road," I'll let you know what I get.


Daniel Bird

14th September 2011


Don Brown 2 out of four, although i dont remember him writing any poetry....


Nina Orlovskaya

14th September 2011


@Dan: The Chicken and The Road is one of the best short stories I've read on this site. I'm not sure who you write like, but you certainly have a style of your own.


Don Yarber

14th September 2011


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