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Welcome to Hell: A Short Story (Mel Goes to Hell Series Book 1)

Publisher: Lost Plot Press
Author(s): Demelza Carlton
Publication Date: 2014-02-21

"Good morning. Welcome to HELL."
Mel hates job interviews – and this one's shaping up to be the interview from Hell.
From the grumpy receptionist to the disturbingly demonic interview panel and the sleazy CEO, it seems landing her first job is the least of Mel's worries.
Can...Read More

"Good morning. Welcome to HELL."
Mel hates job interviews – and this one's shaping up to be the interview from Hell.
From the grumpy receptionist to the disturbingly demonic interview panel and the sleazy CEO, it seems landing her first job is the least of Mel's worries.
Can she make it out of the office alive without selling her soul?

Mel Goes to Hell series:

This is the first part of the Mel Goes to Hell series, which includes:

•Welcome to Hell (#1) - FREE
•See You in Hell (#2)
•Mel Goes to Hell (#3)
•To Hell and Back (#4)
•The Holiday From Hell (#5)

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Isn’t that Clever: A Philosophical Account of Humor and Comedy (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy)

ISBN-10: 1138082155
ISBN-13: 9781138082151
Publisher: Routledge
Author(s): Steven Gimbel
Publication Date: 2017-06-30

Isn’t That Clever provides a new account of the nature of humor – the cleverness account – according to which humor is intentional conspicuous acts of playful cleverness. By defining humor in this way, answers can be found to longstanding questions about humor ethics (Are there...Read More

Isn’t That Clever provides a new account of the nature of humor – the cleverness account – according to which humor is intentional conspicuous acts of playful cleverness. By defining humor in this way, answers can be found to longstanding questions about humor ethics (Are there jokes that are wrong to tell? Are there jokes that can only be told by certain people?) and humor aesthetics (What makes for a good joke? Is humor subjective?). In addition to humor in general, Isn’t That Clever asks questions about comedy as an art form such as whether there are limits to what can be said in dealing with a heckler and how do we determine whether one comedian has stolen jokes from another.


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How to Write Comedy: The Danny Simon Notes (Short Subjects With Big Impact)

Author(s): James Scott Bell
Publication Date: 2012-06-22

“Everything I learned about comedy writing I learned from Danny Simon.” –– Woody Allen.

Neil Simon, Danny’s younger brother, and Woody Allen both credit Danny for teaching them to write comedy. Not a bad recommendation.

Danny Simon made his bones...Read More

“Everything I learned about comedy writing I learned from Danny Simon.” –– Woody Allen.

Neil Simon, Danny’s younger brother, and Woody Allen both credit Danny for teaching them to write comedy. Not a bad recommendation.

Danny Simon made his bones in the golden age of TV, on shows like Make Room for Daddy and Sid Caesar’s Show of Shows.

Then he taught a legendary comedy writing class in L.A. for many years. A young writer named James Scott Bell took the course, and copious notes. These notes have never before been published. Bell is revealing these comedy secrets now for the first time.

This booklet (4500 words) also includes an analysis of a legendary comedy show that Danny Simon had his students study. If you are serious about comedy . . . or if you just want to put more humor in your writing, this booklet will give you the tools.

“I loved this booklet! So many great points. Terrific examples too. When I teach comedy, it is so challenging to really outline how to write a joke, all the setup that is involved, all the word play, all the reversals and the word choices. This is so well articulated. I will definitely reference it and promote it when I teach!” – Rene Gutteridge, author of Escapement and Never the Bride

James Scott Bell is one of the #1 bestselling writing coach of Plot & Structure and The Art of War for Writers. He is an award winning thriller author and seminar teacher.

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The Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny

ISBN-10: 1615931406
ISBN-13: 9781615931408
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Author(s): Steve Kaplan
Publication Date: 2013-07-01

While other books give you tips on how to “write funny,” this book offers a paradigm shift in understanding the mechanics and art of comedy, and the proven, practical tools that help writers translate that understanding into successful, commercial scripts. The Hidden Tools of Comedy...Read More

While other books give you tips on how to “write funny,” this book offers a paradigm shift in understanding the mechanics and art of comedy, and the proven, practical tools that help writers translate that understanding into successful, commercial scripts. The Hidden Tools of Comedy unlocks the unique secrets and techniques of writing comedy. Kaplan deconstructs sequences in popular films and TV that work and don’t work, and explains what tools were used (or should have been used).

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Then Came You (Love Everlasting) (The Youngers Book 1)

Publisher: Blue Violet Press LLC
Author(s): Iris Morland
Publication Date: 2018-03-01

You met them in DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME. Now prepare to fall in love with THE YOUNGERS, a brand-new series from Iris Morland, full of sexy men, passionate women, and the love stories you can't get enough of.

After witnessing his parents’ doomed love affair, serial playboy Ash...Read More

You met them in DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME. Now prepare to fall in love with THE YOUNGERS, a brand-new series from Iris Morland, full of sexy men, passionate women, and the love stories you can't get enough of.

After witnessing his parents’ doomed love affair, serial playboy Ash Younger decided long ago that love was not meant for him. With his charm and good looks, he’s never lacked for beautiful women. He may push numbers as an accountant by day, but by night, he’s only interested in having a woman in his bed.

Yet the night he encounters a mysterious—and gorgeous—widow who doesn’t immediately fall under his seductive spell, Ash realizes he wants her more than he’s ever wanted another woman.

Following the loss of her husband two years ago, Violet Fielding wants to focus on two things: her jewelry business and beginning her life anew in the small town of Fair Haven, Washington. She doesn’t have time for men or romance, and she certainly doesn’t have time for a man who’s a well-known playboy and younger than her.

Violet already found the love of her life in her husband, and after his death, she knew she could never love anyone again.

But when Ash kisses her, all of her plans and promises are turned upside down. A passion stronger than either Ash or Violet could imagine envelops them both one night—and that night changes everything.

As old heartbreaks threaten to tear the couple apart, both must find the courage to see that, of all things, love is worth a second chance.

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This book is a part of the LOVE EVERLASTING series, which is one large series following multiple families and friends. Each book can be read as a standalone (unless otherwise noted), or they can be read in order of publication as one long series. Each book is interconnected, with many of the same characters showing up in multiple books.

LOVE EVERLASTING

THE THORNTONS
The Nearness of You
The Very Thought of You
If I Can’t Have You
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Someone to Watch Over Me
Till There Was You
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (A Thorntons Christmas Novella)

THE YOUNGERS
Then Came You
Taking a Chance on Love
All I Want Is You
My One and Only

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Comedy Writing Secrets: The Best-Selling Guide to Writing Funny and Getting Paid for It

ISBN-10: 1599639610
ISBN-13: 9781599639611
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Author(s): Mark Shatz, Mel Helitzer
Publication Date: 2016-03-18

The Must-Have Guide to Humor Writing

Bring on the funny! With Comedy Writing Secrets 3rd Edition, you can discover the secrets of humor writing that will keep your readers rolling in their seats. Learn the basics of joke construction, as well as in-depth comedy-writing techniques that...Read More

The Must-Have Guide to Humor Writing

Bring on the funny! With Comedy Writing Secrets 3rd Edition, you can discover the secrets of humor writing that will keep your readers rolling in their seats. Learn the basics of joke construction, as well as in-depth comedy-writing techniques that you can apply to a variety of print and online markets. If your aim is to make 'em laugh--and make a career in comedy writing--then look no further.

In this completely revised and refreshed edition, you'll discover:Hundreds of updated one-liners, anecdotes, and bits from top comedians like Louis C.K., Conan O’Brien, Tina Fey, Amy Schumer, Rodney Dangerfield, Jon Stewart, Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon, George Carlin, Zach Galifianakis, Stephen Colbert, Erma Bombeck, and more.Exclusive tips for injecting humor into articles, speeches, advertisements, greeting cards, and more.New instruction on writing for online markets and social media.Advice on brainstorming and editing to beat writer's block and generate new material.Exercises and expanded instructions for exaggeration, reverses, word play and more to practice and refine your writing skills.For more than twenty years, Comedy Writing Secrets has helped humor writers of all skill levels  write and sell their work. With Comedy Writing Secrets 3rd Edition, you'll be laugh-out-loud funny and leave readers wanting more.

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Kilty As Charged: A Romantic Suspense Thriller with Humor and a Touch of Paranormal (Kilty Series Book 1)

Author(s): Amy Vansant
Publication Date: 2017-01-02

A unique blend of suspense, romance and laughs with just a dash of time-traveling Highlander from USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Amy Vansant.


When Catriona spots a plaid posterior passed out on the Hollywood movie lot where she works, she doesn't know her life as a...Read More

A unique blend of suspense, romance and laughs with just a dash of time-traveling Highlander from USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Amy Vansant.


When Catriona spots a plaid posterior passed out on the Hollywood movie lot where she works, she doesn't know her life as a fixer for Hollywood's spoiled elite is about to grow more complicated.


She wants to write-off the ridiculously sexy, kilt-wearing Brochan as a con artist, but her adoptive father seems strangely comfortable with a man claiming to have no memory of his past or knowledge of the modern world.


A red-bearded thug, an old picture and a three hundred year-old vendetta soon have Catriona worried she could lose everything - including her mysterious time traveling Scotsman.


A Highlander followed her home...Can she keep him?


Fans of Janet Evanovich, Colleen Helme and Denise Grover Swank will delight to find a new series that deals both thrills and laughs at a rapid-fire pace.



* There is a partial cliff-hanger - each book can stand alone and is also part of a larger story arc that continues through the series.


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Birthday Blaze

Publisher: Kacey Shea Books LLC
Author(s): Kacey Shea
Publication Date: 2016-12-04

Brennan O’Shea might be every woman’s dream.
Gorgeous.
Single.
Built like a tank and inked to perfection.
A fireman. Really, what else is there?
Yeah, he’s a fantasy brought to life if only it weren’t for one little problem. Okay, it’s a big...Read More

Brennan O’Shea might be every woman’s dream.
Gorgeous.
Single.
Built like a tank and inked to perfection.
A fireman. Really, what else is there?
Yeah, he’s a fantasy brought to life if only it weren’t for one little problem. Okay, it’s a big one. He can’t talk to women. The more attractive the lady, the more words fail him. And his beautiful, friendly neighbor Jenny has Brennan lusting for more than chatty banter. Will a birthday wish give him a shot with the woman he wants? Or will his hopes go up in flames?

Birthday Blaze originally appeared in the Amazon bestselling charity anthology Hook & Ladder 69. This short story is a fun, sexy read that showcases Kacey’s humorous story-telling and colorful characters.

For more by Kacey check out www.kaceysheabooks.com.

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Humour, Comedy and Laughter: Obscenities, Paradoxes, Insights and the Renewal of Life (Social Identities)

ISBN-10: 0857450743
ISBN-13: 9780857450746
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author(s): N/A
Publication Date: 2016-04-01

Anthropological writings on humor are not very numerous or extensive, but they do contain a great deal of insight into the diverse mental and social processes that underlie joking and laughter. On the basis of a wide range of ethnographic and textual materials, the chapters examine the...Read More

Anthropological writings on humor are not very numerous or extensive, but they do contain a great deal of insight into the diverse mental and social processes that underlie joking and laughter. On the basis of a wide range of ethnographic and textual materials, the chapters examine the cognitive, social, and moral aspects of humor and its potential to bring about a sense of amity and mutual understanding, even among different and possibly hostile people. Unfortunately, though, cartoons, jokes, and parodies can cause irremediable distress and offence. Nevertheless, contributors’ cross-cultural evidence confirms that the positive aspects of humor far outweigh the danger of deepening divisions and fueling hostilities


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Simply Anna: She was simply furious, but he was simply divine...(Laugh out loud Romantic Comedy)

Author(s): Cristina Hodgson
Publication Date: 2017-01-06

How could a dinner date with the handsome Niccolo possibly go wrong? Or perhaps, how could it possibly go right for Anna, who suddenly finds herself behind the wheel of a probably stolen car, driving down a dark and eerie country lane in the company of a complete stranger?
 
This...Read More

How could a dinner date with the handsome Niccolo possibly go wrong? Or perhaps, how could it possibly go right for Anna, who suddenly finds herself behind the wheel of a probably stolen car, driving down a dark and eerie country lane in the company of a complete stranger?
 
This certainly isn’t her idea of romantic.
 
What is Niccolo's real motive? Are his feelings genuine, or is she just a pawn to be used in his game strategy, whatever that might be?

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