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April 2011

How to write comedy for TV, radio or stage

If you're interested in writing comedy films, sitcoms or radio sketches, here's some free careers advice. These articles are based on talks I've seen by highly experienced comedy writers at the London Comedy Writers Festival 2011.

collage of my pass, brochure and agenda from the Comedy Writers Festival 2011

Photo of my pass, brochure and agenda from the London Comedy Writers Festival 2011

My own humorous writing

If you're interested in my own humorous writing, see my novel University of Death, about the collapse of the music industry, this monologue written for a stage production, or this blog post.

Books by Sean McManus

Scratch Programming in Easy Steps

Scratch Programming in Easy Steps

Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Learn to program with the Scratch programming language, widely used in schools and colleges.

Set up your Pi, master Linux, learn Scratch and Python, and create your own electronics projects.

Coder Academy

Coder Academy

Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps

Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps

Learn to make games and other programs in Scratch 2.0, and make a web page in HTML, with this highly interactive book for 7-10 year olds.

Discover how to make 3D games, create mazes, build a drum machine, make a game with cartoon animals and more!

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Interested in starting home recording? Follow me as I start recording, using instruments such as the Novation MiniNova and Korg Kaossilator, and share my synth and sample-based music online.

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10-block demos for Scratch programming

Lots of people of all ages are learning to program with Scratch. Discover some useful tricks and techniques in my 10-block Scratch demos, including special effects you can drop into your games.

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Download a free case for your Raspberry Pi, and free chapters from my books about the Raspberry Pi, Scratch, web design and more!

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