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Part of being a good writer – and especially of being a good humor writer – is being an eavesdropper. So much inspiration can be found in real life, as has been proved countless times by stand-up comedians. The next time you are in a crowded place – on a train, in a mall, in a coffee shop – take note of five odd things you overhear. Use that one line or strange situation as a springboard for a scene or conversation.


For more inspiration, visit our database of writing prompts.

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