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Writing and laughing!

One thing with which I've always struggled through as a writer is stories. I feel that many times, my skills are much better in the areas of "this is what I did", "These issues are important" or something which doesn't necessarily have a plot line. I love a good book or audio which has a good story, but for the life of me, I can't seem to write them. I believe I have a lot to write, whether it is fiction or non-fiction, but creating a plot and using other elements is harder for me. Recently, I became even more aware of this deficit in my writing when PBS aired a special about how
Bill Cosby won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
See, it all started with the dentist skit and went on from there. Now, I'm sitting around laughing histerically at some of his albums.

My favorite one is the Noah piece. If you watch it, it's available on the Best of Bill Cosby album or I've linked to it on Twitter before, you'll see that he can carry some theme from piece to piece. My thoughts are "How does he do that?" It's amazing. So three million cheers for Bill Cosby because he can get me out of a bad mood!

But back to the writing. I find that weaving together plots like that is incredibly difficult. If you write, do you have this problem? How do you manage it/ If you don't write, feel free to comment with your favorite Bill Cosby moment!


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Dec. 7th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
I can write non-fiction and essays, but when it comes to creative writing (aka fiction) stories, I just can't make it work. I edit myself too much. I took Playwriting in college, and there I had the opposite problem - I would create way too much dialogue, because a real conversation takes paths that just don't work on-stage.

One of my favorite Cosby bits is "Chocolate Cake for Breakfast". Love it!
Dec. 9th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I hate writing dialogue, but when I write fiction, it's always about a blind person because I don't know how I'd describe dialogue.
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