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Anyone ever try writing funny books?

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Davey Jay

  • Sunday 27th September 2015, 9:31pm
  • Manchester, England
  • 224 posts

It's a tricky business but has anyone tried or are currently writing one?

I'd love to hear your insights if you've ever tackled it

I'm currently writing one and it's going pretty well I think, I'm trying to do it so it reads like a sitcom episode.

Would be great to meet other people who are doing the same thing

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Mikey88

  • Sunday 27th September 2015, 10:32pm
  • Altrincham, India
  • 452 posts

It's a good idea - there aren't enough funny books

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Woozie

  • Monday 28th September 2015, 12:07am
  • Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • 536 posts

I'm writing a parody of The Witcher book series entitled The Wanderer.

I'm finding the creative side of things rather fulfilling and enjoyable.

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Chappers

  • Monday 28th September 2015, 9:41pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,504 posts

I'm planning to do NaNo this year so may try a "funny" book.

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Davey Jay

  • Tuesday 29th September 2015, 6:04am
  • Manchester, England
  • 224 posts

Weren't you doing one a while back Chappers - Have you sacked that off now?

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Paul Wimsett

  • Tuesday 29th September 2015, 7:57am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,395 posts

Since he often does NaNo that may have been a previous funny book.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 29th September 2015, 9:00pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,504 posts

I start things and never finish them. No discipline.

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Chris Hallam

  • Thursday 1st October 2015, 4:06pm
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 540 posts

I'm a bit the same.
I...oh - hang on...

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Davey Jay

  • Thursday 1st October 2015, 6:44pm
  • Manchester, England
  • 224 posts

I stopped reading this forum page yonks ago

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TheBlueNun

  • Sunday 4th October 2015, 8:54pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2,541 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 29th September 2015, 9:00 PM BST

I start things and never finish them. No discipline.

Me too, hence my seventeen or so blogs.

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enigmatic

  • Friday 23rd October 2015, 3:22pm
  • England
  • 241 posts

I've started more than one funny book. Trouble is I'm much better at writing passages than anything cohesive enough to actually resemble a novel.

Maybe I should write picture books.

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Davey Jay

  • Friday 23rd October 2015, 6:33pm
  • Manchester, England
  • 224 posts

Mine is starting to get good now. I'm really quite proud of it - will post in critique or showcase when it's ready

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Rood Eye

  • Friday 23rd October 2015, 7:10pm
  • England
  • 4,103 posts
Quote: enigmatic @ 23rd October 2015, 3:22 PM BST

Trouble is I'm much better at writing passages than anything cohesive enough to actually resemble a novel.

You're not alone in that.

Katie Price has given more pleasure with her passages than she ever has with her novels

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BamBam

  • Thursday 5th November 2015, 6:49pm
  • Birmingham, England
  • 6 posts

I have three currently available at Amazon BAMBOOZLES1 Vol 2 & Vol 3.Also Ginsberg India &
ZNOOT COMIX . They may not teach you much but they will raise a smile. Wave

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spikey

  • Thursday 5th November 2015, 8:25pm
  • London, England
  • 80 posts

Hi Davey,

I've got as far as finishing a mystery-comedy novel (The Investigations of the Para-Usual) and trying out on Inkshares, a crowdfunding-publisher viewable at http://bit.ly/1PufWCK). Interesting that you're following a sitcom structure. I used the Three Act film structure as a framework.

P.S. Rood Eye remarks that 'Katie Price has given more pleasure with her passages than she ever has with her novels'. Good point, but she's also had her knockers.