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Monday, August 17, 2009

Gold in Them Notebooks, Part 6

No kidding, I've been paging through notebooks from my MFA days, and randomly posting what I find. The first five in the series are here.

From a workshop on humor writing:

Underwrite.
Ramp up details that are strange.
Bring irony into sharp focus.
Juxtapose.
Let the humor come from the material.
Edit for timing.

Tanya Barrientos, novelist, former Philadelphia Inquirer humor columnist, and NPR essayist

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