When I was doing a little reading on the “Mentor” character type, I learned about something called “Reflection Characters”. It was an eye opener; I'd never heard of this before, though I could instantly see how it made sense in storytelling, and dozens of examples came to ...
THE LAST PART!
This is it! Part Four of the “Comic Toolbox” approach to comedic story structure ...
“I wouldn't give this guy's problems to a monkey on a rock!”
The Story so far…
Who is the Hero
What Does ...
Welcome to part two of a twenty-seven part series about outlining simple comedy plots!
Who is the Hero
What Does the Hero Want?
The Door Opens
The Hero Takes Control
So last week we went over the first two items. A particular character who wants something on a surface level ...
I'm gonna continue for the next two or three weeks about “The Comedy Toolbox” approach to comedy structure.
There is quite a bit of crossover between this method and other methods you've heard of. But that's probably a good thing; there should be some similarity ...
I was going to go over the structure of a comedy story, based on the fine book “The Comic Toolbox” by Jason Voorhees.
If you have the interest, I can go into the structure outlined by Jason; he lays out a few different options that you may find useful ...
Comedic Characters - You Take the Good, you Take the Bad…
This week we continue talking comedy. Last time we started creating characters by choosing a “STRONG COMIC PERSPECTIVE”…like greed, innocence, obseque–obquestri–obteq– uh, weasellishness, and then EXAGGERATING that perspective to the extreme.
Now we finish creating our characters ...
Last week I looked at a theory of the “comedy premise” that has to do with crossing the mundane with the unusual.
Here's that post:
This week: Creating Comedic Characters!
Using the same principle as the “premise” creation, we can ...
The comedic premise is very much the same idea as a premise in any other genre. It's got the same elements…Character, goals, themes, conflict…
One way to look at or create a comedic premise is that it has some kind of separation from reality ...