Sometimes I pick up a book and after a couple of pages, I toss it aside. It failed to keep my interest. Other times, I can’t seem to put the book down. The author has hooked me. I began to wonder why this was so and I analyzed the writing to see what the successful authors do. Here are my results.
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Hmmm… You have someone to kill. You need a creative way, and the old-fashioned gun, knife, rope, or Pillow Suffocation simply won’t do. Using a medication sounds intriguing. In the alphabet soup of drugs, which one makes the perfect instrument of death?
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Three tips for writing humor
An often told proverb claims, “dying is easy, comedy is hard.” Writers struggling to write comedy find it equally apropos.
Novice writers who want to add a comic flair to their prose, especially fiction, often read the prose of accomplished comic writers and wonder, “How do they do that?”
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