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Parodies are basically stories, poems or other forms of literature in which an existing peice of literature is made fun of. So I am going to tell you 5 easy steps with which you can ready your base and then continue writing along.

1. Decide upon which book you would like to parody
2. Get a fair idea of the story
3. Get the characters
4. Add a heavy comic element
5. Expand

If you liked the instructable please comment or rate.

I added one of my parodies Larry Cropper and the Ordinary Stone in the last step .
 
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Step 1: Decision

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A parody suits only those books that are famous or really deserve to be parodied. I specefically chose Harry Potter. You can chose any there are numerous others as well.

Step 2: Story

So you read the book, now you know what happens, who dies ,who lives.
NEXT STEP - Parody It.

Step 3: Characters

You can name the characters anything,its your story, but if you make them comical aswell you get the laughs you need.

Say for instance
Harry Potter- Larry Cropper
Snape- Snip

Also if you parody the characters character it give a nice touch.

Step 4: Add A Comic Element

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Make the story funny. Add funny instances like a meek Voldemort who is scared of his shadow or a Legolas whose arrows dont want to come out or a Darth Vader who is into fashion and wears a pink helmet.

You just have to let your imagination free nad what you will get will even astound YOU.

Step 5: Expand upon the base

simple step just make your story bigger.

I added part of my earliest parody to give you an example. (I was a horrible writer an year ago)
jgibson113 years ago
I need to know what to do over the story Macbeth
TigerNod3 years ago
Dumbledude, lol
Re-design4 years ago
Nice.
ghostrider24 years ago
awesome.  just replace hip hop with classic rock and you have a great story.
JohnJY4 years ago
 Satire is a much better for of wit and humor, for examples:
"A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift. 
Catch-22. 
Cat's Cradle  
So forth so on. 

DemonsKat5 years ago
That was AMAZINGLY awesome! It made me laugh mostly because I'm not a fan of Happy Potter so this gave me a real fun time reading your little passage of Larry Cropper and The Ordinary Stone! I'd love to read more of it!
XunXuns5 years ago
thx, I got a big help
mariomurder6 years ago
the story not the instruct. the instruct was good
duck-lemon6 years ago
hey dis is pretty cool-awesome!
elise2536 years ago
this book is amazing and it was so diffent from the the real harry potter book that i read it two days elise253 it was awesome
blckthng (author)  elise2536 years ago
Which book precisely? My version or barry trotter?
Shifrin7 years ago
Sweet Great Job!
Shifrin Shifrin6 years ago
I'm extremely suprised that this hasn't attracted many people, this its an awesome Instructable! +1! -Alex Shifrin
hey shifrin i love the way you commented Barry Trotter elise253
What do you mean? -Alex
blckthng (author)  Shifrin6 years ago
thanks
natnie6 years ago
I own Barry Trotter. Great book. Never ever have I read a real Harry Potter book, and never plan to.
lol larry cropper