How to Write From Models

April 2005
Literary Cavalcade;Apr2005, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p28
This article focuses on how to write one's own piece of satire. When one were really frustrated, then imagine that the situation was intentionally designed to drive one crazy. In a satire, the element of surprise is particularly important. Try to open passage as if it were completely straightforward, then introduce the twist of humor. Irony is a great tool in humor writing. Look for the irony in the situation and be sure to underscore it. End on a high note. The hardest thing about writing humor is getting the last line right. Keep revising until one have a zinger.


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