How to Write a Parody

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Intro: How to Write a Parody

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

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

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)

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    RitiaK

    8 weeks ago

    This is my first time to write a parody... can someone out there who wants to help me in writing a parody,,,, got one story of my own but somehow I must change it pr write it into a Parody.... I'll inbox you the whole story if you can just help me out... Thank you

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    LibbyM20

    2 months ago on Step 5

    In a story I'm writing, the characters favourite horror book is 'The Dulling by Stephanie Queen'. It's a parody of 'The shining by Steven King'. Is that a good replacement?

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    aster black

    8 months ago

    I'm using this to help with a school project and it has helped

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    CammiRoe

    1 year ago

    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 http://essay-for-college.com/ 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.

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    simar prasad

    2 years ago

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

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    jgibson11

    6 years ago on Step 2

    I need to know what to do over the story Macbeth

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    ghostrider2

    8 years ago on Step 5

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

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    JohnJY

    8 years ago on Introduction

     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. 

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    DemonsKat

    9 years ago on Step 5

    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!

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    elise253

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    ShifrinShifrin

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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