After finally releasing my novel ‘Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire’, I’ve been featured on BeforeWeGo along with a few of my thoughts on the comedy/novel process! This is all very exciting for me.
I’ve had my leg in two different canoes for a while now. Writing comedy for the stage and screen – mostly in sketch form – and attempting to write a novel that I’d been working on for years:Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire. As anyone who writes sketch comedy will tell you, you need to get out jokes early, quickly and time them for the greatest impact. For the first few drafts ofDuckett & Dyer, this philosophy influenced my thinking to a great extent. It’s a funny novel (depending on your taste), so the jokes came hard, they came quick and they came fast, with little regard to anything else except for a tight, if sometimes twisty, plot.
These early drafts sucked. They sucked out of control.
It was early days, so I still had a lot to learn. A long way down the river, if…
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