Introduction: How to Write a Parody

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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 .

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)


CammiRoe (author)2016-10-09

This is really interesting, thanks. I do think that it takes special skill and talent to write a decent parody, and that it’s a lot of work. My first attempts to write one were really weak (and yes, quite dumb too), but I really wanted to write something good and even used the help of some writing services like this one in order to analyze the mistakes that I made. But thankfully, it’s a lot of fun too, and this is something I really enjoy.

simar prasad (author)2016-08-08

how to write a parody for fearing the wind by Jack Maguire

TigerNod (author)2011-09-09

Dumbledude, lol

CelinaSDichmann (author)TigerNod2015-11-05

Hahahha oh my god :'D

jgibson11 (author)2011-12-12

I need to know what to do over the story Macbeth

Re-design (author)2010-11-12


ghostrider2 (author)2010-04-08

awesome.  just replace hip hop with classic rock and you have a great story.

JohnJY (author)2010-03-11

 Satire is a much better for of wit and humor, for examples:
"A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift. 
Cat's Cradle  
So forth so on. 

DemonsKat (author)2009-09-08

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!

XunXuns (author)2009-08-03

thx, I got a big help

mariomurder (author)2008-06-26

the story not the instruct. the instruct was good

duck-lemon (author)2008-04-03

hey dis is pretty cool-awesome!

elise253 (author)2008-01-20

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)elise2532008-01-20

Which book precisely? My version or barry trotter?

Shifrin (author)2007-11-21

Sweet Great Job!

Shifrin (author)Shifrin2008-01-06

I'm extremely suprised that this hasn't attracted many people, this its an awesome Instructable! +1! -Alex Shifrin

elise253 (author)Shifrin2008-01-20

hey shifrin i love the way you commented Barry Trotter elise253

Shifrin (author)elise2532008-01-20

What do you mean? -Alex

blckthng (author)Shifrin2008-01-07


natnie (author)2008-01-08

I own Barry Trotter. Great book. Never ever have I read a real Harry Potter book, and never plan to.

GorillazMiko (author)2007-11-21

lol larry cropper

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