Writing stand up comedy – the process (2)…

More from Oliver Phommavanh on how he writes stand up comedy routines, so lean forward and smile… How does writing for stand up differ from writing comedy in fiction? When you’re writing just for laughs, all that matters is the set up and the punch-line. Whether the set up is a sentence or a paragraph, you’re leading up to a laugh. Writing comedy

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Writing stand up comedy – the process (1)…

Look!! I bring you Oliver Phommavanh, aka Winfree. I met Oliver a little while back thanks to the CBCA (NSW). There was lucky dust floating around that day because we’ve both ended up signing 2 books with Penguin. As promised, here are Oliver’s thoughts on writing stand-up, with parts 2 & 3 to be posted in the next few days, (most magical given

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End of month round up….

I like that heading. Makes me feel all officious. Like I am running a corporation. Or a rodeo. Quick bits: – I’m way excited about escaping to Melbourne this week to talk about Raw Blue at Penguin’s New and Emerging Authors session (with Gabrielle Williams, Kirsten Murphy and Gabrielle Stroud); – although I have been escaping anyway by doing way too much surfing

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Big shout out to…

Everybody who came to Manly Library on Tuesday. Thank you. And thanks also to Louise McMorland who organised it. While we’re on the subject of Manly Library, their book blogs are definitely worth a look: Novel Ideas and also The Whatever Club And, feeling so efficient I should be holding a clipboard, I now have info on Penguin’s New and Emerging Writers event

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Things I have loved so much this week that I need to share them in case they are magic for you too include:  

1. Aurora. Just generally. Full stop necessary. But also Aurora talking about her new book shelf… https://t.co/05bhHmBVld

Me and my friend Em this morning. She was racing down the line to run me over. ⁣

In all seriousness I am glad you were around today to run me over emmalincolnsmith Would be lost without you mate 🖤Glad creative… https://t.co/I19vA471cN

This show killed me. I came to Phoebe Waller Bridge via Season 1 of Killing Eve (🖤) and then Crashing (🖤) but Fleabag finished me off. First ep, I thought it was clever. By the third she’d got me in the guts. The… https://t.co/sjHJ44X6cT

Nick and me and Screen NSW giving us the THUMBS UP, BABY! We just got development funding for rawbluethefilm - We are so happy and can’t believe it really, because with film production presently at a standstill,… https://t.co/giv4sLqBds

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