Back to basics: becoming a comedy writer

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Many people dream of becoming a full-time comedy writer - and, if you're reading this, it's pretty likely you do, too.

Writing, particularly comedy writing, is one of those professions that seems both ephemeral and inaccessible - yet, in practice, anyone with the talent (not-to-mention the determination and resilience) can do it.

Literally anybody can become a writer: you don't need any particular qualifications, and you don't need to come from any particular background. Indeed, there are numerous schemes in place to ensure writers from all backgrounds have a route into the industry.

Of course, we cannot guarantee that you...

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Published: Friday 9th December 2022
Lee Mack

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