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January, 2008


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Top 10: Knock, Knock
Very funny
By  Char Milbrett

The other day, I was approached by my youngest child.
 
"Knock, knock," she said, and I responded, "who's there?"

"Nobody," she said, and I naturally asked, "Nobody who?"
 
I mean, I was supposed to do that. It's a standard part of the joke.
 
So, I waited expectantly for her to finish the joke.
 
She sat, there quietly. Looked at me, not speaking. Started to grin. "Nobody!" she explodes. "Nobody is there. Like, duh."
 
Did I raise this child? Sigh.
 
I realized, it's all about listening closely. The joke was cute, but it left its mark on me.
 
Perhaps writers need to learn to listen so they can get the humour.


So, here we go with the top 10 resources on comedy writing or learning to listen.
 
Humour Makes It Happen
A collection of articles to pinpoint ways to learn.
http://www.articlealley.com/article_108007_50.html
 
College Of Comedy Knowledge
Learning how to get paid for being funny.
http://www.stand-upcomedy.com/
 
Joey Callahan.com
Coaching writing and stand-up comedy.
http://www.joeycallahan.com/classes.asp
 
Comedy Writing & More
Presenting production, workshops, shows, solutions.
http://www.comedyfactory.com/welcome.htm
 
The Guide To Writing Comedy
Learning how to get past the people who hate comedy.
http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/5729/Comedy.html
 
Joke Writing Resource
Presenting how to write jokes.
http://www.users.totalise.co.uk/~tmd/jokes.htm
 
Migrant Writing
Reviewing cultural differences in writing.
http://www.nceltr.mq.edu.au/writeaway/articles/shorties.htm
 
The Writer At Work By Richard Krzemien
Illustrating the comic experience of writers.
http://www.thewriteratwork.com/
 
Welcome to Engrish.com!
Appreciating humorous English mistakes that happen in advertising and product design.
http://www.engrish.com/
 
Allen&Nichols Ė Profit From Humour
Offering articles written to help you with humour.
http://www.allen-nichols.com/articles.asp
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Writerís Block
The path to inspiration starts
Upon the trails weíve known;
Each writerís block is not a rock,
But just a stepping stone.

Poetry Is Not
Penned to the page
Waiting for us to admire.
It is only a lonely thought
Caught by tears on fire.

Silent Echoes
A quiet rhyme upon a page
Is what a poet gives;
Some gentle words whispered in trust
To see if memory lives.

Bard From Deadlines
What makes a poem finally work
Is not the time it takes;
Itís how the poet used the muse
To prophet from mistakes.

Be Mused
The art and craft of poetry
Are not so far apart;
The craft comes from the cunning,
The rest comes from the heart.

Fine Vintage
Donít plant your poem on the page
As though youíre hanging drapes;
Itís shape and flow should come and grow
Like wild summer grapes.

Getting It Write
Writers write what they know best,
Their passions, fears, and dreams;
Writers rarely write about
What other call their ďthemes.Ē

Double Vision
A writerís life is paradox,
Itís more than what it seems;
We write of our reality,
The one inside our dreams.

Poetry
The echo of a promise,
The thunder of a sigh,
The music of a memory,
A child asking why.

Letter Perfect
Twenty six symbols arranged on a page
Can send a soul to heaven or torment it with rage,
Can free a fragile world or hold it in its net--
The power and the magic of the mighty alphabet.

The Write of Passage
The jump from writing just for fun
To getting paid for it
Begins when you first realize
You know youíll never quit.

Pegasus
It is not the magic of his wings
That sets us free from our bond.
It is the muse within ourselves
That lets our words lift us beyond.

Photo Poet
Consider your mind the darkroom,
Consider your life the lens,
Consider your eye the camera
On whose focus the poem depends.

Rising Moon
A poem is a rising moon
Shining on the sea,
An afterglow of all we know,
Of all we hope to be.

Star Light
Writing a poem,
Reaching a star,
In making good art
We find who we are.

Spider Web
A poem is a spider web
Spun with words of wonder,
Woven lace held in place
By whispers made of thunder.

Re-Verse
The final draft upon the screen,
At last my poemís through;
A verse of only four short lines--
I rewrote twenty-two!

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