How do you write comedy?

Rugby Cafe Writer Lindsay Woodward has some advice for readers on how to write comedy.

In her latest blog article, Lindsay says: “If you want to write a comedy, don’t start off with a few jokes. Don’t think about what has made you laugh in real life. Don’t put in silly or stupid characters that say pathetic things.

“Find an amusing premise, create characters that your readers will empathise with and then put them through the mill. But make the stakes light and make it entertaining for your audience. And most of all, have fun. If you don’t enjoy writing it, who will enjoy reading it?”

Lindsay Woodward

Lindsay’s new book, Invisible, is published on September 4th. For more information, visit her website.

Lindsay Woodward has had a lifelong passion for writing, starting off as a child when she used to write stories about the Fraggles of Fraggle Rock. Knowing there was nothing else she’d rather study, she did her degree in writing and has now turned her favourite hobby into a career. She writes from her home in Rugby, where she lives with her husband and cat. Her debut novel, Bird, was published in April 2016 and Lindsay is now working on her seventh novel. Her short story, Bird, is the original inspiration for the novel.
Here is a link to Lindsay’s author page on Amazon.


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