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Creative Writing 102: Unraveling Creativity and Humor in Comedians' Personalities


Creative Writing 102 articles are a continuation of the previous Creative Writing 101 series and serve as one of the academic courses in the field of Creative Writing Studies and Literary Theory. The course, which is a fundamental guide within the scope of general knowledge compared to the technical knowledge of Creative Writing Studies and Literary Theory, also addresses students and the general readership alike. With this goal in mind, the author has opted to write the article in very plain and basic English to convey just the necessary understanding of Creative Writing by making the article merely an introduction.

Creative Writing 102 is mainly divided into five chapters including:

- The Screenplay - Blending Screenwriting with Literary Theory

- In the Realm of Travel Writing - Immortalizing Stories in Nonfiction

- The Digitalization of Creative Writing Through Video Games

- Critical Theory - The (Im)possibility of Application

- Unraveling Creativity and Humor in Comedians' Personalities

[Book cover of The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing: From stand-up to sketch - all you need to succeed in the world of comedy by Mike Bent].

The last article of the 102 series of Creative Writing focuses on an examination of the reasons why comedy writers used humor to make other people laugh. The need of writing anything related to comedy will be studied from a psychoanalytic point of view to comprehend the hidden and unspoken part of these artists’ lives. Therefore, the analysis of comedy writers’ psychology and psychological state of mind will be further elaborated after having a brief overview of the various theories of humor, comedy, and laughter that have emerged over the centuries. In order to grasp the psychodynamics of comedy writers, in general, it is mandatory to examine the categorization of humor, depending on its nature and usage. Most importantly, it is needed to comprehend how psychologists and scholars have attempted to define humor.