Taking Care of Your Voice

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Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions that came in last week. We will try over a short period of time to address as many of these suggestions as we can. First thing that we will address is just a part of the topic submitted by Joanna Daniel. In protecting your voice, it is important to take care of it in ways that reduce the stress on your voice. Continue reading

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What Is The Topic For This Week?

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Every week for about two days, I begin to struggle with ideas for the next blog topic. We really want to make this blog a place of interest and learning to help in the development of Vents of all ages. What we don’t know for a certainty is whether or not we are always addressing the topics that need to be addressed in order to achieve that goal.

It would be very easy to just keep a running list of funny things to talk about, but that is not necessarily what is needed to help in your development as an artist.

So. . . we want to solicit your input this week. Please take a few minutes to think about this idea. We would like to ask each of you to tell us of a topic that we could expand on for the good of the entire readership. What subject would you like to know more about?

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Ways to Expand your Vent Family

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Have you ever tried to think of ways to expand on your Vent characters so that you get the most mileage for your writing and performing? One way to do this, is to have your principal character constantly finding little things to gripe about each of the other characters. If he is an old man, he can complain about all of his siblings. He can fuss about just how silly some other character seems to him. Make it a point that this “person” is never happy with anything in his life. Continue reading

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Do you sound just like your puppet?

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Have you ever noticed that when you listen to other Vents, that they seem to sound very much like their puppet and visa versa? Continue reading

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Is your act really a joke?

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Most of us recognize something that is funny, but sometimes coming up with something funny can be a bit difficult.

The question is “How do you create a joke”? There are many different ways to achieve this, but we have one possible way that you may not have thought of. Continue reading

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