User:Thekillerfroggy/Tips

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Some tips for being a good writer of funny things:

edit Be brief

Don't ever wander. Use minimal setup for maximal punchline. Don't go off on too many tangents from your core concept, unless they are absolutely hilarious and you are 100% positive it's worth it. If there is an excess word or a joke that isn't exactly working, get rid of it.

edit Mess with the syntax

Use long sentences and short sentences alternately. Flip phrases around, sometimes a simple strange phrasing can make a filler sentence strangely satisfying. Don't be afraid to venture outside of the typical creative boundaries. But most of all:

edit Be clear

Proofread. The most important part about writing a joke is that people will be able to read it without stumbling. Flow is everything; writing should come first, jokes should come second.

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