Deer On A Bicycle: Excursions into the Writing of Humor by Patrick McmanusDeer On A Bicycle: Excursions into the Writing of Humor by Patrick Mcmanus

Deer On A Bicycle: Excursions into the Writing of Humor

byPatrick Mcmanus

Mass Market Paperback | April 15, 2000

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For his thirteenth book, Patrick McManus lets us inside the laughs. This guide, by one of the world's best-known and respected humorists, is an insightful and entertaining book for anyone who writes humor or has ever wanted to -- and for all those who have laughed along with Patrick McManus and wondered where the stories came from.

McManus answers the practical and craft-oriented questions aspiring writers might ask: Short humor -- what is it and who cares? Why write for magazines? Does a first book author need an agent? What do you mean by "indirection" in a story? In addition, he includes ten of his funniest and most treasured stories -- including "The Big Trip", "The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw", and "Muldoon in Love" -- and provides commentary on the tales. Open and candid, he shares where the ideas for the stories originated, the various techniques he employed, and helpful hints and common pitfalls. Writers of all ages (not to mention fans of McManus) will enjoy this funny, revealing book.

Patrick F. McManus divides his time between Spokane, Washington, and Idaho.
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Title:Deer On A Bicycle: Excursions into the Writing of HumorFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 8.5 × 5.52 × 0.54 inPublished:April 15, 2000Publisher:Eastern Washington University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0910055629

ISBN - 13:9780910055628

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Do you think you’re funny? Can you write humour? If you’re trying to, you should read Patrick F. McManus’ hilarious book The Deer on a Bicycle. In this treasure he entertainingly takes us inside the art of writing humour. Questions that any aspiring humorist raises are addressed in an insightful way that inspires and promotes writing. Along with his commentary, McManus includes some of his best-known stories such as “The Night the Bear Ate Goombah,” “Muldoon in Love,” and “The Big Trip.” McManus candidly expands on the origins of certain stories and explains different techniques he employs. With tips and hints for all humorists, this book will please and inspire you.