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Friday Film Clip

posted Jan 4, 2013, 4:39 AM by Christine Brower-Cohen
January 4, 2012
If you're looking to improve your own writing, or that of your students, you might want to learn from a master.  Below, Jerry Seinfeld shares his process for writing a joke.  What I really want my students to notice, is his emphasis on how much time it takes to write well.  Here is clear evidence of a man who doesn't fall in love with his first draft.  Notice all of the cross-outs in his
hand-written notes?  -further evidence of the adage, "Writing is re-writing." 

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Happy writing,
Christine Brower-Cohen