At this point I have an idea, a character, an archetype, at least thought about the ending twist, and reviewed some other humor approaches.
I had a week to get a first draft. I am still nowhere, just lots of ideas percolating like a nebulous cloud hovering around me.
I took a class in how to be funny hoping it would help me. One of the techniques was a journalistic approach. To get your creative juices flowing you pick a topic. In my case I am going to go with skeleton and create a table.
The first column looks like this:
- Things I think about when I think of …
- Things I don’t think about when I think of …
The first row across the top looks lik this:
Here’s how I filled it out.
|Things I think about when I think of skeletons||Ghosts
|Things I don’t think about when I think of skeletons||Babies
Ice cream sellers
Now the fun part is putting them together about my celery eating skeleton.
What do you do in an effort to be funny?