How Doing Stand-Up Comedy Can Help Your Writing

On structure, style, and writing with a purpose

Me on stage at Goodnights (photo from author)

That’s what comedy is. You write everything down and prepare like hell so that, when you’re on stage, it sounds like you’re making it up right then.

When a joke fails, it’s not because it’s not funny. It’s because the premise is confusing. Or the pace is wrong. Or the wording isn’t quite right.

Writer. Editor (www.conventionscene.com). Librarian. Lover of books, cats, and comic cons. Hater of vegetables. Tweet: @anthonycaycock

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