What's harder to write:
1. Novels
2. Stage plays
3. Movie scripts
4. Scripts for episodic TV shows
5. Commercials
6. Print ads
7. News stories
8. Feature articles
9. Speeches
10. Stand-up routines
11. Poetry
12. Song lyrics

How many of the above types of writing have you tried?
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Any writing that requires the pen inserted anally.

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What's harder to write: 1. Novels 2. Stage plays 3. Movie scripts 4. Scripts for episodic TV shows 5. Commercials 6. Print ads 7. News stories 8. Feature articles 9. Speeches 10. Stand-up routines 11. Poetry 12. Song lyrics

Snow-writing. I always run out of steam around the middle of the second act.
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What's harder to write: 1. Novels 2. Stage plays 3. Movie scripts 4. Scripts for episodic TV shows 5. Commercials ... Speeches 10. Stand-up routines 11. Poetry 12. Song lyrics How many of the above types of writing have you tried?

Standup routines are way more difficult than the rest, imo.

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another
James M. Barrie
What's harder to write:

13. Legal writing.

(Although, I'm proud to say, my brother and I once wrote a motion in Nebraska stating that the Nebraska state law was unconstitutional and that the residents of Nebraska charged with a traffic infraction had the right to a jury trial. And we were able to get the judge agree to that in open court. It was a hell of a motion.)
10. Stand-up routines

I think this is probably the hardest, but I've never tried so not sure.
I've tried several of the above (not to good results or anything). Novels - you'd better have something to say and like to type. Haven't tried a stage play. Movie scripts - duh. I've tried an episodic/bible type thing - it went okay. I've written and filmed a commercial. Of course it was amateurish and not for publication but it came out good. I used an air compressor and a fishing line to good effect. Print ads - nah, but it can't be that hard. News stories - no, but I think this takes the most responsibility.

Feature articles - I even had a few published. Nothing anyone would have seen. Speeches - oh dear Lord, no, although I did teach a whole university class recently on women in blues and rock n roll and had to write it all out. Didn't look at the notes but wrote it all out anyway. Stand-up routines - the hardest and I admire a good stand-up. I watch them on the Comedy Channel all the time in awe. Poetry - only the lyrics that don't become songs. Easiest to write I think along with lyrics.
Now writing any of these excellently and artistically? They're all hard.
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Almost always, whatever I'm working on at the moment. '-)

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Almost always, whatever I'm working on at the moment. '-)

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The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another
James M. Barrie
What's harder to write: 1. Novels

Too many words ...
... and so little time.
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